ERIC Number: ED099091
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
The Effects of Socioeconomic Background on Students' Perception of Their College Environment.
Pierog, John J.
A sample group of 40 financial aid applicants, equally divided between students of high socioeconomic background and low socioeconomic background, were surveyed to determine whether there was a significant difference between groups with respect to their perception of the college environment. High socioeconomic status students were defined as those who reported a family income of $20,000 and over. Low socioeconomic status students were those who reported a family income from $0-$7,499. The Community Scale of the College and University Environment Scales was the instrument for measurement. The conclusion was that there is no significant difference between high and low socioeconomic status students in their sense of community with respect to their college environment. The sample population was also broken into subgroups to compare perception of male/female, high socioeconomic male/low socioeconomic male, and high socioeconomic female/low socioeconomic female. No significant difference with relation to "sense of community" was found between subgroups. (AH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: College and University Environmental Scales