ERIC Number: ED077399
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar-6
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An Evaluation of a Living-Learning Residence Hall Program.
In the present study, differences between a group of 69 Arts and Sciences freshmen who participated in a 1-year living-learning residence hall program, and 76 students in a matched control group were evaluated. The LL students, when compared with the control group, were better satisfied with the faculty, thought the campus atmosphere was more scholarly, and cut class less frequently, although their attitude toward studying seemed more relaxed. In addition, the LL students appeared to be developing cultural and political interests more rapidly than the control. The transition between high school and college was made easier for students in the program by the supportive atmosphere and few of them complained about alienation or loss of identity. For the students who completed the academic year, the average difference between predicted and achieved grades was the same for both groups. Among the students, dropped for academic reasons, under-achievement was greater than the control group. (Author/HS)
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Authoring Institution: Delaware Univ., Newark. Div. of Academic Planning and Evaluation.