Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University

Advisor

Davis, James E.

Committee Member

King, Stephanie B.

Committee Member

Watson, Joshua C.

Committee Member

Wiseman, William M.

Date of Degree

1-1-2014

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

Major

Community College Leadership

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

College

College of Education

Department

Department of Leadership and Foundations

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine GED students’ perceptions of the ABE/GED program at a rural Mississippi community college. There were 64 GED students who participated in this study. A survey containing 15 questions was administered to the participants. Likert-scale response type questions were used to provide information particularly on students’ perceptions of the ABE/GED program. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics. Chi-square tests were run to determine if differences existed among students’ perceptions based on age, race, and gender. The findings of the study showed that overall the students had a positive perception of the ABE/GED program. Additionally, the study found that differences did not exist among students’ perceptions based on gender and race, but a difference was found for two items based on age.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/19591

Comments

community college||perceptions||adult basic education

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