Perceptions of nontraditional students towards extracurricular and student leadership programming
M.A. Higher Education
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Committee Member 1
Committee Member 2
adult learner, extracurricular activities, leadership, nontraditional students
Adult college students
Nontraditional student populations at higher education institutions have been continuously growing, which requires institutions to become better prepared to address their unique needs. The purpose of this sequential explanatory mixed methods study was to explore the perceptions of nontraditional students towards extracurricular and student leadership programming at Rowan University. This research study involved a cross-sectional survey that identified characteristics of nontraditional students enrolled at Rowan University since at least the fall of 2019 and identified their satisfaction with and interest in extracurricular and leadership opportunities. Optional one on one interviews were administered to gain a better understanding of the survey responses. This study was able to determine various factors that are significant towards willingness to engage in extracurriculars, the needs that nontraditional students desire extracurriculars to focus on, the extent to which students value extracurricular and leadership opportunities, and the best communication methods for opportunities.
Niemiec, Allison V., "Perceptions of nontraditional students towards extracurricular and student leadership programming" (2021). Theses and Dissertations. 2888.