ERIC Number: ED043320
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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A Comparison of Single Freshmen Resident and Commuter Students Perceptions of the Junior College Environment.
Markee, David J.
The environmental perceptions of 144 randomly selected freshman students at a southwestern junior college were measured using the College and University Environment Scales (CUES). The sample was equally divided between male and female students, and among three groups: city commuters, rural commuters, and campus residents. Differences between group means on each CUES scale were determined by analysis of variance (t ratio), and tests of significance (F ratio) were applied. Looking at the results, males and females recorded the greatest differences on the awareness and practicality scales, and the greatest similarities on the community and scholarship scales. Within the groups, the greatest spread of scores was noted on the community and propriety scales. Using .05 as the level of significance, only on the awareness scale did the females differ significantly from the males. Strong agreement was noted on the scholarship and community scales. Interestingly, no significant differences among the groups were indicated at the .05 level. Trends indicated by the t ratio show rural commuters perceiving the most and resident students the least emphasis on practicality at their college. In addition, the resident students perceived less emphasis on community than the other groups. A greater contrast between resident and city commuter students was noted on community, propriety, and scholarship than between resident and rural commuter groups. (JO)
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Identifiers: College and University Environmental Scales
Note: Paper presented at the EPDA Institute for Advanced Study in Student Personnel Work in Junior Colleges and Technical Institutes, University of Missouri, Columbia, Sept. 9, 1969 to June 1, 1970