Educational Administration, Department of

 

Date of this Version

5-2011

Comments

A THESIS Presented to the Faculty of The Graduate College at the University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of Requirements For the Degree of Master of Arts, Major: Educational Administration, Under the Supervision of Professor James V. Griesen. Lincoln, Nebraska: May, 2011

Copyright 2011 Kayla Person

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to analyze selected demographic characteristics of students who attended programming board events at a medium size, four-year, public institution located in the upper Midwest to determine if statistically significant differences were present between attendees and the full-time undergraduate population. The study tested for: (a) significant differences in the demographic characteristics of full-time undergraduate students who attended one or more programming board events versus fulltime undergraduate students who did not attend programming board events, (b) significant differences in the demographic characteristics of students who attended more than one programming board event versus those who attended only one event and (c) significant differences in the demographic characteristics of students who attended only entertainment events verses those students who attended only educational events. Utilizing Chi-Square test analyses to test the hypotheses, the researcher found that demographic characteristics could influence students’ attendance patterns at programming board events. The results illustrate the need for additional research on programming board plannig and the students who attend these events.