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Title:Ranking Doctoral Programs of Health Education
Author(s):Notaro, Stephen John
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Thomas W. O'Rourke
Department / Program:Kinesiology and Community Health
Discipline:Kinesiology and Community Health
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Education, Health
Abstract:The purpose of this study was to rank doctoral programs of health education based on the productivity of the faculty and the scholarly activity of program doctoral students. The methodology in this research is unique to ranking studies by using a multiple set of variables weighted by scholars and leaders in the field of health education. These variables were; articles published, citations received, journal editorships, external funding for research, student activity, student/faculty ratio, mentoring and placement, and student support. An overall ranking is provided as well as the ranking for each of the eight individual variables. Twenty-eight of the 44 doctoral programs of health education participated in this study for a response rate of 64 percent. Twenty-six programs had at least one variable ranked in the top 10 programs, and all programs had at least two variables ranked in the top 20. Correlation analysis of the eight variables provided additional insights. Interestingly, the four variables related to the faculty were not related to the four student variables. Weighting the variables changed the position of each programs rank an average of 1.3 places. Programs with larger faculty staffs tended to have a higher ranking than programs with smaller numbers of faculty. Implications of the ranking for administrators, faculty, students, and the health education profession are provided.
Issue Date:2000
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:135 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/86426
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9971152
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:2000


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