ERIC Number: ED028343
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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Student Government; Organization and Function in Married-Student Housing Areas of Selected Colleges and Universities.
Tempel, Norman F.
This study, conducted in 12 institutions in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, and Arizona, investigated the form and function of student government in college and university family housing areas; examined pertinent literature, legislative action, and litigation; sought problems common to students in family housing that could be approached or solved through student government; and analyzed questionnaire data on 659 married students, their needs, and the operational status of student government organization affecting student housing residents. Among the major conclusions were these: (1) the mayor-council plan is the most successful form of self-government structure for married student housing areas; (2) married students are not generally considered as influential in campus affairs as unmarried students, and feel that they are not given an adequate voice in determining housing policies; (3) they are generally satisfied with physical facilities and housing rules and regulations, but there are complaints in some institutions of lack of enforcement; (4) problems are most often related to parking, traffic control, and housing maintenance. Numerous policy and other recommendations were made. (author/ly)
Descriptors: Attitudes, College Housing, College Students, Doctoral Dissertations, Governance, Informal Leadership, Investigations, Maintenance, Marital Status, Parking Facilities, Participation, Questionnaires, State Legislation, Student Characteristics, Student Organizations, Student Problems, Traffic Control
Library, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming 82071
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Authoring Institution: Wyoming Univ., Laramie.
Note: Ed. D. Thesis.