International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Factors Affecting College Students’ Satisfaction with Major Curriculum: Evidence from Nine Years of Data
Mussie T. Tessema, Kathryn Ready, Wei-Choun "William" Yu

Abstract
This study assesses the extent to which eleven academically related factors affect the overall satisfaction with major curriculum at a midsized public University. The findings of the study support several prior studies in that each factor examined had a moderate to high positive correlation regarding satisfaction with major curriculum where r ranged between .35 and .61. Moreover, five out of the eleven factors identified in the model (quality of instruction, capstone experience, academic advising, overall college experience and preparation for career or graduate school) show a statistically significant positive impact in explaining satisfaction with major curriculum and are greater than or equal to ß= .089. Implications of these findings and future research directions are also discussed.

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