Perceptions of a Student Professional Organization


  • Christina M. Force Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
  • Jeremy O. Jeffery Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
  • Tamra S. Davis Illinois State University
  • Nicholas P. Laudenslager Bethlehem Area School District


professional student organization, business education, Pi Omega Pi


Professional student organizations offer members a variety of benefits such as increased professional acumen, networking, leadership skills, socialization, academic success, and civic engagement. The professionals who advise these student organizations realize the student benefits, but they must deal with factors such as time, support, and cost. The purpose of this study was to describe current and potential student and advisor perceptions of a national student organization related to business education. Results of the study indicated that networking, professional development and increasing teaching knowledge of best practices in business
education as the most important student expectations from membership in Pi Omega Pi, The National Business Education Teacher Honor Society. It was concluded that there is merit to advising and being a member of this business education professional student organization and the areas to focus on include professional development, networking, and best practices to increase membership, retention and participation.


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How to Cite

Force, C. M., Jeffery, J. O., Davis, T. S., & Laudenslager, N. P. (2021). Perceptions of a Student Professional Organization. Journal of Research In Business Education, 61(1), 6-20.

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