Advisor(s) - Committee Chair
Randall Capps, Larry Winn, Larry Caillouet
Department of Communication
Master of Arts
Samples from two populations, entering freshmen at Western Kentucky University who were either peer counseled/advised or professionally counseled/advised, were compared on three vairables: (i) retention rate as sophomores, (2) freshman grade point averages earned. and (3) client satisfaction with counseling/advisement services.
The variance between the means of the two freshmen groups was analyzed using a two tailed t test. There was no significant difference between groups in retention or grade point average. There was, however, significant difference in client satisfaction between the peer counseled/advised freshmen and the professionally counseled/advised freshmen. Freshmen receiving peer counseling/advisement rated their helpers at a higher level of effectiveness than did the professionally counseled/advised group of freshmen.
Academic Advising | Education | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Murray, Anne, "Retention, Grade Point Average & Client Satisfaction of Professionally Counseled Freshmen & Peer Counseled Freshmen" (1986). Masters Theses & Specialist Projects. Paper 2683.