ERIC Number: ED093258
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Oct
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A Comparison of Resident and Non-Resident Student Perceptions of UC [University of California] Irvine.
Christian, C. E.
The College and Environment Scales Survey (CUES) was administered during the winter of 1973 to students who had completed at least four quarters at the University of California (UC) Irvine campus. This report indicated student perceptions of the atmosphere of the campus according to the resident or nonresident status of the student. Emphasis is placed on scholarship, awareness, community, practicality, propriety, campus morale, quality of teaching, and faculty student relationship. Results indicted that resident and nonresident students show more similarities than differences in their perceptions of UC Irvine. However, they do demonstrate significantly different perceptions in some measures of practicality, community, awareness, propriety, and campus morale. If the findings from the sample are projected to the 80 percent of Irvine's students who are nonresidents, several conclusions can be drawn. The nonresident students are less involved in student groups and activities, but they maintain a greater social and political awareness than do residents. Resident students have a more positive view of the administration and maintain a greater sense of community than do nonresidents. For the study of the whole UC Irvine campus, see HE 005 716. (MJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: College and University Environmental Scales