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The Great Recession (2007-2009), Motivation for Vocational Change: A Case Study Conducted at Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, Michigan

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dc.contributor.author Williams, Romona
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-06T18:05:42Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-06T18:05:42Z
dc.date.issued 2016-09-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2323/5956
dc.description Thesis (Ed.D. in Community College Leadership) -- Ferris State University, Community College Leadership Program, 2015. en_US
dc.description This dissertation is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Education in Community College Leadership. en_US
dc.description Cataloged from pdf version of thesis. en_US
dc.description.abstract This research study explored the effects of the Great Recession (2007-2009) on enrollment in three Nursing and Health Science programs at Washtenaw Community College. The purpose of the study was geared toward assessing whether the Great Recession was the primary motivating factor for students selecting academic training in Physical Therapy Assistant, Radiography, or Registered Nursing. To assess students’ motivation for enrolling in these particular programs, an on-line research survey was created. Data for this study were collected using an online survey that was a combination of qualitative and quantitative questions. The data for the survey were analyzed using ANOVA, descriptive statistics, and qualitative coding. The ANOVA analysis indicated no statistical significance for the Great Recession being a motivating factor in students’ decision for enrolling. Instead, the impact of the Great Recession appears to have influenced students’ decision for seeking future economic security, stable employment, opportunities for advancement, and being able to pursue additional educational training within their particular medical field at a four-year institution. en_US
dc.format.extent 166 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Ferris State University en_US
dc.subject Enrollment patterns. en_US
dc.subject Recessions. en_US
dc.subject Health Sciences academic training. en_US
dc.title The Great Recession (2007-2009), Motivation for Vocational Change: A Case Study Conducted at Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, Michigan en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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