ERIC Number: ED330260
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Quality of Residence Life at Auburn University.
Twale, Darla J.; Damron, Jeff
The purpose of the study reported in this paper was to assess resident student satisfaction with the facilities, services, communications, staff, and programs offered by the Office of Housing and Residence Life of Auburn University (Alabama.) Campus ecology theory and A. Maslow's hierarchy of needs were used to interpret findings. A systematic random sample of 349 students was surveyed using a 28-item questionnaire. Nine independent variables were loaded into a linear regression equation to extract those predictors believed to significantly affect the quality of residence life. The analysis indicated that cleanliness, safety, residence hall programs and activities, and opportunities to provide input to decision making in the hall were the significant predictors of student satisfaction within this residential community, and that 41% of the variance in student satisfaction could be explained by these four variables. Includes 19 references. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Auburn University AL
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, April 3-7, 1991).