ERIC Number: ED061918
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May-1
College Student Morale.
Robinson, Lora H.
This paper presents a discussion and statistical data concerning the various sources of college impact on students. Student-administration, student-faculty, and student-student relationships are discussed and tables are presented that represent the attitudes of 372 college students from 2 liberal arts colleges toward these relationships. Also discussed is the student's relationship with the college environment as a whole. It was found that at the 2 colleges studied, students encounter more positive than negative experiences. Some of the frequently encountered positive experiences include: fair, sincere, courteous and interested treatment from administrative personnel; communicative, respectful, fair and noncapricious treatment from faculty members; friendly, nonhostile behavior under competition; and feelings of individual worth. Frequently encountered negative experiences include: no voice in policies or procedures; administrative run-around; vague course objectives; and worries about the relevance of college to future work. It was also found that the source of most frequent positive and least frequent negative experiences is the student peer group. (HS)
Descriptors: Activism, College Students, Higher Education, Student Behavior, Student College Relationship, Student Teacher Relationship
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Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education.