Assessment of the roles and functions of graduate advisors in a school of education Public Deposited

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  • This study was conducted to (1) determine and assess perceptual differences among graduate advisors, administrators, and graduate students regarding the roles and functions of graduate advisors; (2) determine the appropriate roles and functions of graduate advisors; and (3) provide constructive feedback to graduate advisors. A sample population of 415 was randomly selected from administrators, graduate advisors, and graduate students in the School of Education at Oregon State University (OSU) and Western Oregon State College (WOSC). Of this population, 291 (70.12%) responded to a questionnaire administered by mail. Group representation, by percentage of returned questionnaires, was as follows: graduate advisors (67%), administrators (85%), and graduate students (69%). The 30-item instrument used in this study was developed by the investigator, using a Delphi panel. Respondents assessed the roles and functions of the graduate advisor, using a five-point Likert scale, from "very strongly disagree" to "very strongly agree." The computed reliability coefficient of +.84 assured a high degree of consistency for the instrument. The R-technique of factor analysis was programmed to compute a three-factor solution, which was extracted from 30 competencies that had factor loadings of ±.30 or greater. The three factors were: I. Characteristics of the graduate advisor, II. Tasks of the graduate advisor, III. Competencies of the graduate advisor. The F statistic was used to analyze data to determine if significant differences existed among the three groups of respondents. The .05 probability level was selected as the rejection point for the hypothesis testing. In all, 30 one-way analysis of variance tests were conducted. If group differences were indicated, Tukey's test was used to compare means for each pair of groups. A significance level of .05 was accepted as an indicating degree of confidence that differences were real. In regard to the appropriate roles and functions of the graduate advisor, the three groups of respondents proved to have a high degree of similarity on 27 of the 30 competencies. Significant differences were found in the perceptions between graduate advisors and graduate students on two competencies, and among graduate advisors, administrators, and graduate students on one competency.
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