ERIC Number: ED053667
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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A Comparison of Environmental Perceptions of Student Subgroups in Residence Halls.
The purpose of this study was to determine the characteristics of students living in a quiet resident hall to assess how they differed from other resident hall students personally and in terms of their environmental perceptions of the University of Missouri at Columbia. Thirty-five students were randomly selected from 2 "quiet" halls and 35 from 2 conventional halls. Information was obtained on their SCAT scores, GPA, major, division, age, classification, and parental education, and they were administered Pace's College and University Environmental Scale (CUES). Their responses showed perceptions of the college environment along 7 dimensions: practicality, community, scholarship, awareness, propriety, campus morale, and teacher quality and faculty-student relationship. Employing the psychometric process of scoring, the findings showed a marked difference between the residents of quiet and conventional halls. The quiet hall resident was usually an older student, generally an upper classman, who perceives his environment as characterized by intellectuality, scholastic discipline, consideration for others, and propriety. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia.