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Psych Senior Survey



Senior Survey for Psychology Majors

1. I am satisfied with my choice of psychology as a major.
     
  Strongly Disagree
      Disagree
      Slightly Disagree
      Neither disagree nor agree
      Slightly Agree
      Agree
      Strongly Agree

     
2. The psychology major met my expectations with respect to the knowledge and skills that I acquired.
     
 Strongly Disagree
      Disagree
      Slightly Disagree
      Neither disagree nor agree
      Slightly Agree
      Agree
      Strongly Agree
The psychology major met my expectations with respect to the knowledge and skills that I acquired
3. The sequence of required courses in the major builds upon common themes, methods, and related content.
     
 Strongly Disagree
      Disagree
      Slightly Disagree
      Neither disagree nor agree
      Slightly Agree
      Agree
      Strongly Agree

Please comment: The sequence of required courses in the major builds upon common themes, methods, and related content.

4. Differing faculty viewpoints on psychological issues have strengthened my education.
       Strongly Disagree
      Disagree
      Slightly Disagree
      Neither disagree nor agree
      Slightly Agree
      Agree
      Strongly Agree
5. The psychology major enhanced my knowledge of different psychological perspectives/theories (e.g., biological, behavioral, information-processing, evolutionary, psychoanalytic, etc.).
     
 Strongly Disagree
      Disagree
      Slightly Disagree
      Neither disagree nor agree
      Slightly Agree
      Agree
      Strongly Agree
The psychology major enhanced my knowledge of different psychological perspectives/theories (e.g., biological, behavioral, information-processing, evolutionary, psychoanalytic, etc.).
6. The psychology major enhanced my ability to compare and contrast different psychological perspectives/theories (e.g., biological, behavioral, information-processing, evolutionary, psychoanalytic, etc.).
     
 Strongly Disagree
      Disagree
      Slightly Disagree
      Neither disagree nor agree
      Slightly Agree
      Agree
      Strongly Agree
The psychology major enhanced my ability to compare and contrast different psychological perspectives/theories (e.g., biological, behavioral, information-processing, evolutionary, psychoanalytic, etc.)
7. The psychology major provided me with the knowledge and ability to understand psychology's historical development and philosophical traditions.
     
 Strongly Disagree
      Disagree
      Slightly Disagree
      Neither disagree nor agree
      Slightly Agree
      Agree
      Strongly Agree

8. The psychology major enhanced my knowledge and ability with respect to

a. Conducting a literature search
     
 Strongly Disagree
      Disagree
      Slightly Disagree
      Neither disagree nor agree
      Slightly Agree
      Agree
      Strongly Agree

Conducting a literature search

b. Writing a literature review
     
 Strongly Disagree
      Disagree
      Slightly Disagree
      Neither disagree nor agree
      Slightly Agree
      Agree
      Strongly Agree

c. Formulating a hypothesis
     
 Strongly Disagree
      Disagree
      Slightly Disagree
      Neither disagree nor agree
      Slightly Agree
      Agree
      Strongly Agree

d. Following ethical guidelines
     
 Strongly Disagree
      Disagree
      Slightly Disagree
      Neither disagree nor agree
      Slightly Agree
      Agree
      Strongly Agree

e. Designing a research method appropriate for my question or hypothesis
    
  Strongly Disagree
      Disagree
      Slightly Disagree
      Neither disagree nor agree
      Slightly Agree
      Agree
      Strongly Agree

Designing a research method appropriate for my question or hypothesis

f. Collecting data
    
  Strongly Disagree
      Disagree
      Slightly Disagree
      Neither disagree nor agree
      Slightly Agree
      Agree
      Strongly Agree

Collecting data

g. Analyzing data
       Strongly Disagree
      Disagree
      Slightly Disagree
      Neither disagree nor agree
      Slightly Agree
      Agree
      Strongly Agree

h. Interpreting the findings from my study
       Strongly Disagree
      Disagree
      Slightly Disagree
      Neither disagree nor agree
      Slightly Agree
      Agree
      Strongly Agree

Please Comment: Interpreting the findings from my study.

i. Writing a formal research report following APA guidelines
       Strongly Disagree
      Disagree
      Slightly Disagree
      Neither disagree nor agree
      Slightly Agree
      Agree
      Strongly Agree

Please Comment: Writing a formal research report following APA guidelines.

9. The psychology major enhanced my ability to apply knowledge from both psychology and other disciplines to psychological phenomena of everyday life.

      Strongly Disagree
      Disagree
      Slightly Disagree
      Neither disagree nor agree
      Slightly Agree
      Agree
      Strongly Agree

Please Comment: The psychology major enhanced my ability to apply knowledge from both psychology and other disciplines to psychological phenomena of everyday life.

10. The psychology major enhanced my understanding of diversity/multicultural issues.

      Strongly Disagree
      Disagree
      Slightly Disagree
      Neither disagree nor agree
      Slightly Agree
      Agree
      Strongly Agree

Please Comment: The psychology major enhanced my understanding of diversity/multicultural issues.

11. I participated in the following opportunities available through the psychology department.

If you participated, how satisfied were you with the experience?

Research Apprenticeship


extremely dissatisfied


dissatisfied

somewhat dissatisfied

neither dissatisfied nor satisfied

somewhat satisfied

satisfied

extremely satisfied
Student Academic Apprenticeship


extremely dissatisfied


dissatisfied

somewhat dissatisfied

neither dissatisfied nor satisfied

somewhat satisfied

satisfied

extremely satisfied
Directed Studies


extremely dissatisfied


dissatisfied

somewhat dissatisfied

neither dissatisfied nor satisfied

somewhat satisfied

satisfied

extremely satisfied
Independent Studies


extremely dissatisfied


dissatisfied

somewhat dissatisfied

neither dissatisfied nor satisfied

somewhat satisfied

satisfied

extremely satisfied
Student/Faculty Research Discussion Group


extremely dissatisfied


dissatisfied

somewhat dissatisfied

neither dissatisfied nor satisfied

somewhat satisfied

satisfied

extremely satisfied
Which group?
Psychology Club


extremely dissatisfied


dissatisfied

somewhat dissatisfied

neither dissatisfied nor satisfied

somewhat satisfied

satisfied

extremely satisfied
Psi Chi


extremely dissatisfied


dissatisfied

somewhat dissatisfied

neither dissatisfied nor satisfied

somewhat satisfied

satisfied

extremely satisfied

Please comment: If you participated, how satisfied were you with the experience?

12. When I needed advice, psychology faculty were

a. Readily available to meet with me
Strongly Disagree
Disagree
Slightly Disagree
Neither Disagree nor Agree
Slightly Agree
Agree
Strongly Agree
Not Applicable/No Basis for Judgment

Please Comment: Psychology faculty were readily available to meet with me.

b. Approachable
Strongly Disagree
Disagree
Slightly Disagree
Neither Disagree nor Agree
Slightly Agree
Agree
Strongly Agree
Not Applicable/No Basis for Judgment

Please Comment: Psychology faculty were approachable

c. Knowledgeable about the psychology major
Strongly Disagree
Disagree
Slightly Disagree
Neither Disagree nor Agree
Slightly Agree
Agree
Strongly Agree
Not Applicable/No Basis for Judgment

Please Comment: Psychology faculty were knowledgeable about the psychology major

d. Knowledgeable about general education requirements
Strongly Disagree
Disagree
Slightly Disagree
Neither Disagree nor Agree
Slightly Agree
Agree
Strongly Agree
Not Applicable/No Basis for Judgment

Please Comment: Psychology faculty were knowledgeable about general education requirements

e. Knowledgeable about services provided by UW-Eau Claire (e.g., academic skills center, career services, counseling services)
Strongly Disagree
Disagree
Slightly Disagree
Neither Disagree nor Agree
Slightly Agree
Agree
Strongly Agree
Not Applicable/No Basis for Judgment

Please Comment: Psychology faculty were knowledgeable about services provided by UW-Eau Claire

f. Knowledgeable about opportunities to explore my interest in psychology (e.g., volunteering, internships, research experience)
Strongly Disagree
Disagree
Slightly Disagree
Neither Disagree nor Agree
Slightly Agree
Agree
Strongly Agree
Not Applicable/No Basis for Judgment

Please Comment: Psychology faculty were knowledgeable about opportunities to explore my interest in psychology

g. Knowledgeable about graduate schools
Strongly Disagree
Disagree
Slightly Disagree
Neither Disagree nor Agree
Slightly Agree
Agree
Strongly Agree
Not Applicable/No Basis for Judgment

Please Comment: Psychology faculty were knowledgeable about graduate schools

h. Knowledgeable about career options
Strongly Disagree
Disagree
Slightly Disagree
Neither Disagree nor Agree
Slightly Agree
Agree
Strongly Agree
Not Applicable/No Basis for Judgment

Please Comment: Psychology faculty were knowledgeable about career options

13. Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the psychology faculty at UW-Eau Claire.

Strongly Disagree
Disagree
Slightly Disagree
Neither Disagree nor Agree
Slightly Agree
Agree
Strongly Agree

Please Comment: Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the psychology faculty at UW-Eau Claire.

14. What are the strengths of the UW-Eau Claire psychology major? How might the strengths be enhanced?

15. What are the weaknesses of the UW-Eau Claire psychology major? How might weaknesses be addressed?

To help us further evaluate the psychology major, we would like information about your plans following graduation from UW-Eau Claire.

The following questions ask about jobs and employment.

16. Is it your intention to enter the workforce right after graduation?

Yes (Go to Question #17 )
No (Go to Question #21)
Haven't decided yet (Go to Question #21)

17. Have you accepted a position?

Yes (Go to Question #18)
No (Go to Question #21)

18. What company or organization will you be working for?

19. What will your position be?

20. What was required during the application process? Check all that apply.

Undergraduate GPA
Letters of recommendation and/or references
Interview(s)
Relevant work/volunteer experience
Research experience
Test(s)
Other (e.g., portfolio submission, etc.)

The following questions ask about your graduate/professional school plans.

21. Is it your intention to go to graduate school right after graduation (e.g., psychology, social work, theological seminary, law, medicine)?

Yes (Go to Question #23)
No (Go to Question #22)
Haven't decided yet (Go to Question #22)

22. Do you anticipate going to graduate school in the future?

Yes (Go to Question #27)
No (Go to Question #27)
Haven't decided yet (Go to Question #27)

23. Please provide information about the graduate school(s) that you applied to, area(s) of study or program(s), and type(s) of degree.
School
Area(s) of Study/Program
Degree
Acceptance
      Master's/EdS PhD PsyD Other Accepted Not Accepted Don't Know Yet
Example:
UW-La Crosse
School Psychology  

 
 
 
 
 

24. What was required during the application process? Check all that apply.

Undergraduate GPA
Letter of intent/cover letter
Personal Statement
Letters of recommendation
Interview(s)
Relevant work/volunteer experience
Research experience
GRE-general scores
GRE-specific subject test
Other (e.g., LSAT, GMAT, portfolio submission, etc.)

25. What assistance with the graduate school application process did UW-Eau Claire offer that was helpful?

26. What additional assistance with the application process would you have liked to have had available?

The following questions ask about the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) and specific subject tests.

27. Have you taken the GRE general exam?

Yes (Go to Question #28)
No (Go to Question #34)

28. How many times have you taken the GRE general exam?

29. What was your highest GRE score in each of the following areas?

a. Verbal
b. Quantitative
c. Analytical
d. Writing

30. If you took a specific subject test, what subject was it (e.g., psychology)?

30a. What was your score on that subject test?

31. If you studied or prepared for the GRE in any way, what did you do?

32. What assistance with GRE preparation did UW-Eau Claire offer that was helpful?

33. What additional assistance with the GRE would you have liked to have had available?

Finally, we would like descriptive information about the survey participants.

34. What is your gender?

Male
Female

35. What is your age?
36. What is your race/ethnicity?
37. What is your cumulative undergraduate GPA?
38. What is your psychology major GPA?

39. How many total semesters at all college/universities that you attended will you have completed by the time you graduate?

Thank you for completing the survey!
Name* 
     
*You are required to include your name with the survey in order to receive course credit in Psychology 470. Your name will not be affiliated with your survey responses. All survey data is used only at the group level; no student is ever identified by name.

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