ERIC Number: ED021554
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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Study Habits and Perceptions of Desirable Study Space by California Community College Students.
Condon, John Thomas
In order to provide basic information about the study habits of In order to provide basic information about the study habits of junior college students so that more adequate facilities might be planned and designed, a sampling of 832 selected students at five California community colleges was made by questionnaire. Eighteen variables (such as sex, age, and time on campus per day) were studied. Findings showed that students prefer to study at home rather than at the library because they (1) have easy access to their own books and materials, (2) have the use of their own tables or desks, (3) have washrooms available, (4) have complete privacy, (5) are isolated from bull-sessions or other social activity, and (6) have greater opportunities to study after dinner in their respective homes. Sunday, it was found, was the period of peak study activity. Most students study approximately 12 hours a we k. Implications drawn by the author were that educational planners might question whether extensive library facilities were necessary and that study spaces do not need to be a part of a library. (DG)
Descriptors: College Planning, College Students, Educational Facilities, Facility Utilization Research, Home Study, Libraries, Library Facilities, Questionnaires, Student Characteristics, Study Centers, Study Facilities, Study Habits, Two Year Colleges
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Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. School of Education.