Date of Award

Spring 1993

Document Type

Dissertation - Restricted

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)



First Advisor

Martin, Thomas

Second Advisor

Kurimay, Michael

Third Advisor

Taft, Thomas B.


This study has importance in that it contributes to research on college graduates. The goals of the study were the following: (1) to identify what outcomes of college are considered important to a university's alumni and the extent to which these outcomes were enhanced by their undergraduate experiences at that institution; (2) to identify whether underlying factor structures exist to help define the importance and gain dimensions of college outcomes and to reduce the data for further analyses and interpretation; (3) to explore the similarities and differences of the importance and enhancement dimensions of the outcomes among graduates of various academic programs, and those whose levels of campus involvement and genders differ; and (4) to provide data which could be used in a comparative analysis among institutions which have utilized the COFHE Follow-up Instrument...



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