ERIC Number: ED031146
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jul-1
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Student Satisfaction with Northern Michigan University.
Stordahl, Kalmer E.
As part of a study of student characteristics, Part 2 of the College Student Questionnaire (CSQ) was administered in 1969 to a random sample of full-time freshmen and sophomores at Northern Michigan University (NMU) who were stratified by sex, class, and residence. Data obtained from 529 participants provided the basis for this report on student attitudes toward 4 aspects of their campus environment: faculty, administration, major department, and fellow students. The scores of these students were compared with those of a national norm group consisting of 1,500 students who were freshmen and sophomores in 1966 and 1967. NMU students who lived off campus approved of the faculty and administration much more than those who lived on campus, and NMU males were less satisfied with faculty than males in the norm group. NMU students, particularly the males, were more negative toward administrative authority over student behavior than the norm group. Scores lower than those for both NMU females and the norm group were obtained for NMU males concerning satisfaction with major fields, and NMU students took a less favorable view of their peers than students at norm group institutions. More recent norms may have revealed less differences between the 2 groups. But the critical attitude of NMU students is common in other institutions, and presents a challenge to US universities of providing a more satisfying and meaningful educational experience for their students. (WM)
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Authoring Institution: Northern Michigan Univ., Marquette. Institutional Research Office.
Identifiers: Northern Michigan University