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ERIC Number: ED058580
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Mental Health of Commuter College Students: A Partial Test of Kysar's Hypothesis.
Bown, Oliver H.; Richek, Herbert G.
Proceding from the hypothesis of J. E. Kysar to the effect that college commuter students have poorer "mental health" than their age-mates residing in colleges geographically removed from their homes, the Bown Self-Report Inventory (SRI) scores of 1265 males and 899 females attending the University of Texas at Austin were compared. In the male group, Austin commuters had significantly more negative attitudes toward parents (P<.05) than both of the resident-in-college groups, but this was regarded as insufficient evidence for accepting Kysar's more global hypothesis. In the female group, however, the Austin commuters had significantly more negative attitudes toward self than did the resident group from large cities and toward parents than both resident groups (P<.01). The female commuters also demonstrated a more generally negative outlook toward all areas of their phenomenal worlds than both groups of residents as evidenced by SRI total score (P<.01). Implications and limitations of the results are discussed. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Research and Development Center for Teacher Education.
Identifiers: Bown Self Report Inventory
Note: Reprinted from "Mental Health," V 52 n 3, July 1968