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ERIC Number: ED011667
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Mar
Pages: 17
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STUDENT PERCEPTIONS OF RESIDENCE HALL ENVIRONMENTS--LIVING-LEARNING VS. CONVENTIONAL UNITS. PERSONNEL AND GUIDANCE ASSOCIATION CONVENTION, DALLAS, TEXAS, MARCH, 1967).
CENTRA, JOHN A.
LIVING-LEARNING RESIDENCE HALLS WHICH INCLUDE CLASSROOMS, RECREATION FACILITIES, AND FACULTY OFFICES ALONG WITH THE DORMITORY ROOMS WERE COMPARED TO THE MORE CONVENTIONAL RESIDENCE HALLS. IT WAS EXPECTED THAT THE LIVING-LEARNING HALLS FOSTERED A MORE INTELLECTUAL AND COHESIVE ATMOSPHERE. UNDERGRADUATES IN A LARGE UNIVERSITY WHO RESIDED IN ONE OF SIX GROUPS OF CONVENTIONAL HALLS OR FOUR LIVING-LEARNING HALLS WERE GIVEN THE COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY ENVIRONMENT SCALES (CUES). THE QUESTIONNAIRE SOUGHT TO DETERMINE STUDENT PERCEPTIONS OF BOTH THE RESIDENCE HALLS AND OF THE TOTAL UNIVERSITY ENVIRONMENT. IN THE ANALYSIS OF THE FIVE SCALES OF THE CUES, THE LIVING-LEARNING RESIDENCE HALLS RATED ABOUT IN THE MIDDLE WITH THE CONVENTIONAL HALLS SHOWING BOTH THE HIGHEST AND LOWEST LEVELS. THIS SUGGESTS THAT THE LIVING-LEARNING RESIDENCE UNITS ALONE DO NOT PROVIDE AN INTELLECTUAL ATMOSPHERE. THE STUDENTS PERCEIVED THE TOTAL UNIVERSITY ENVIRONMENT ABOUT THE SAME AS THEY PERCEIVED THEIR RESIDENCE HALL ENVIRONMENT. THE REPORT SUGGESTS THE NEED FOR FURTHER STUDY ON WHAT HAPPENS IN THOSE RESIDENCE HALLS HAVING A MORE INTELLECTUAL ENVIRONMENT. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE AMERICAN PERSONNEL AND GUIDANCE ASSOCIATION CONVENTION (DALLAS, MARCH 1967). (NS)
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Identifiers: College and University Environmental Scales; Texas (Dallas)