Co -curricular involvement of West Virginia four-year state college students and the statistical relationship with post -graduate community and professional involvement, leadership, salary, and job satisfaction
Date of Graduation
College of Education and Human Services
Curriculum & Instruction/Literacy Studies
The purpose of this study was to examine the statistical relationship between co-curricular involvement of West Virginia college students and post-graduate involvement in community and professional organizations, leadership positions held within those organizations, professional salary, and self-perceived job satisfaction. A sample population of 400 college students (n = 400) from State-assisted colleges in West Virginia who completed baccalaureate requirements in 1990 was sent a copy of the West Virginia College and Community Involvement Survey and the Mohrman-Cooke-Mohrman Job Satisfaction Survey. Of 272 usable surveys, 142, or 52.2%, were returned.;Data analysis identified a significant statistical correlation between involvement in collegiate co-curricular activities and involvement in community organizations. A similar statistically significant correlation was found to exist between college involvement and the holding of leadership positions within community and professional organizations. Significant relationships were not found to exist between co-curricular involvement and post-graduate professional involvement, salary, and self-perceived job satisfaction.
Carpenter, James D., "Co -curricular involvement of West Virginia four-year state college students and the statistical relationship with post -graduate community and professional involvement, leadership, salary, and job satisfaction" (2002). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 2410.