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Document Type:   Thesis
Title:   Parent Satisfaction in a Summer Enrichment Program Evaluation: Year Two
Author:   Kim M. Wartenburg
College:   Education & Human Services
Degree Program:   School Psychology, Ed.S.
Degree:   Education Specialist
Committee Director:   Dr. Stephen O'keefe, Ph.D.
Document Availability:   Document available for World-Wide access.
Date of Defense:   4/25/05

The purpose of this study was to replicate and test the research findings found in the Lattimore, study, “The Relationship Between Student Achievement and Level of Parent Satisfaction in a Summer Enrichment Program” (Lattimore, 2003). Survey questions in the initial bivariate correlation matrix significantly correlated with question 14 “I am satisfied with the program”, indicating parent satisfaction; they were entered into a Stepwise Linear Regression analysis to determine the best predictors of satisfaction. Question 2 “I would recommend the Summer Enrichment Program to other Parents” is the best single predictor model and accounted for 70% of the variability in parent satisfaction. Lattimore identified survey question 9 “staff at the program truly cared about my child” as the single best predictor of parent satisfaction. A close examination of the data indicated the differences in the best predictor of parent satisfaction between studies value the same program elements; however, respondents reported the program element differently.  

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