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ERIC Number: ED065208
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jul
Pages: 119
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Ethnic and Sex Differences as Related to Student Perceptions of a University Environment.
Murray, Wayne Robert
Through use of a random sample of 148 Anglo and 154 Mexican American subjects, this study sought to examine the factor structure of the College and University Environment Scales (CUES) for the bilingual/bicultural full-time unmarried undergraduate student population at the University of Texas at El Paso, to compare the Mexican American students' perceptions of the university environment with the perceptions of Anglo American students, and to test the theory of cognitive dissonance in the field of student affairs. Statistical procedures utilized were factor analysis, Hotelling's T2 statistic, Cochran's test for homogeneity of variance, Bartlett's test for homogeneity of variance, Student's t test, Kendall rank correlation coefficient, analysis of variance, and Pearson product-moment correlation. Although it was not possible to reject the null hypotheses of either equal means or variances, it was noted that the factor structure on the CUES was lower than those for the national sample, that Anglo Americans perceived the university environment as more scholarly than did the Mexican American students, that men scored higher on the awareness scale than did women, and that Mexican American students who report conflict between Mexican and American ways and who report no conflict between Mexican and American ways did not differ on the 4 dimensions of the CUES. Data results are shown in 21 tables, and 2 figures; the 3 appendixes include the data-gathering instruments, the factor structure for the 100-item CUES, and a questionnaire. (Author/MJB)
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Note: Doctor's dissertation submitted to New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico