ERIC Number: ED066112
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Contrasting Attitudes of Dormitory and Apartment Residents.
Chase, Clinton I.; Wolosin, Myrna A.
This study was designed to discover the attitudes that distinguish apartment-dwelling students from dormitory residents at Indiana University. The study appears to support the following conclusions. Apartment dwellers see independence as a major factor in their choice of residence. They also believe that apartments are more convenient than dormitories and less expensive. Further, apartment occupants appeared not to have adapted to dormitory residence as a "home." On the other hand, dormitory dwellers are less concerned about independence, are less pressed by the restrictions imposed by dormitory regulations, do not see apartments as convenient, and have adapted to dormitories on a "home" basis. While the press for independence appeared more conspicuously in apartment occupants, detachment more often characterized dormitory residents. It therefore may be useful for the University (a) to consider on-campus housing arrangements that could accommodate students' emerging independence, and (b) to ferret out the detached student and enlist his greater involvement in the University scene. (Author/HS)
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Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Bureau of Educational Studies and Testing.
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