For some time now, students of _________ (ADMC) have been complaining about the insufficient parking space inside the campus. Because of the seeming lack of spots to park, a parking jam ensues wherein the students are forced to wait for a few minutes in order to find an available parking space. This scenario can be very frustrating for the students especially when they are running late for a class.
There are many reasons to why the parking space of ADMC is not enough for the student population. In this study, the researcher wishes to discover what the students themselves think of the problem and what are the solutions that they think can help solve the problem.
In order to carry out the survey, the researcher first put together five questions that would be placed in the survey forms. The five questions are designed to target the topic that the main points of this study, which are:
- The validity of the problem
- The reasons behind the problem
- Possible solutions to the problem
Each question has multiple answers to which the participant can choose from. The questionnaire was printed in a standard size bond paper and given out to students who park at the ADMC parking space. The survey was conducted on ________ from _____ to ______.
The above chart illustrates the percentage of the students who participated in the survey.
Out of the 50 students that we asked to answer the survey for us, only 25 students agreed to respond and actually submitted an answered form. Fifteen people received the questionnaire but left the questions unanswered. Ten people refused to go through the survey.
According to the collected data, all of the 25 participants use the ADMC parking space. All of those 25 ADMC parking space users find it hard to find a vacant spot. In fact, according to the next graph shown below, students spend at least 5 minutes to find a spot in the ADMC parking space.
As illustrated by the graph above, the majority of the participants spend around 5 minutes to find a parking space. However, we can see that only 16% or 4 out of the 25 participants spend 15 minutes or more. This means that although the students generally spend time to wait for a parking space, the time needed is not that extensive.
The graph above shows the main reasons for the parking jam in ADMC. As you can see, most of the participants attribute the parking jam to be the fault of the students themselves. This is proven by the fact that 14 out of the 25 participants agree that students park the wrong way, thus preventing the other students to park in the adjacent slots. Another 8 participants agree that some students block the way when parking.
The graph above is the taken from the response of the participants to the last question in the survey. The question was which of the 5 given choices the participants thought is the possible solution to the ADMC parking problem. The researcher had only placed three of the choices in the graph because the other two choices were not chosen by any of the participants.
As can be seen in the graph, most of the participants chose the solution involving the creation of another parking building. Some of the participants also thought that imposing a parking fee can lessen or eradicate parking jam at ADMC.
Given this outcome, we can conclude that the students want more space but not just small spaces but an entirely big one. The new parking building will no doubt accomplish that. The parking fee, on the other hand, will dissuade other students from parking at the ADMC parking spaces for long periods of time or for multiple times in a day. This in turn, will lessen the competition for the parking spaces, thus reducing parking jam.