ERIC Number: ED097841
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
An Environmental Study of Arkansas State University as Perceived by Students. Fall 1972.
Womack, Farris W.; McCluskey, Jimmy D.
The purpose of this study was to describe the environment at Arkansas State University as perceived by the students in the fall of 1972 and to ascertain whether these students agreed or disagreed with the environmental perception of a similar sample of students in the fall of 1969. The obvious objective of this analysis was to determine trend information on the university's environment as perceived by students. The instrument used to measure the perceived environment was the College and University Environment Scales, Second Edition. An analysis of the data produced the following conclusions: (1) Percentile equivalent scores on the 1972 study deviated from scale to scale less than in the 1969 study. (2) Perceptions of practicality, community, and awarness were lower in 1972, while perceptions of scholarship, campus morale, and quality of teaching were higher in 1972 than in 1969. (3) The institutional profile in 1972 more nearly approaches the national profile of state colleges and universities than did the institutional profile in 1969. (4) The students perceived the university to possess a reputation for being friendly. (5) There was a consensus among the students in this study that students are not encouraged to criticize administrative policies and teaching practices. (Author/PG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arkansas State Univ., Jonesboro.