ERIC Number: ED105792
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
A Comparison of Black and White University Student Commuters. Research Report #2-75.
Sedlacek, William E.; And Others
Mail questionnaires sent to 200 commuters (100 white and 100 black) indicated a number of differences and similarities between the two groups, using chi square and t at the .05 level. The black commuter, as compared to the white, tended to be an older married female traveling further and spending more time and money to get to campus, and receiving lower grades. She was also more interested in a day-care center, a place to change and shower and stay overnight, black student activities, and counseling services than the typical white commuter. Among the more interesting findings on commuters in general, regardless of race, were that only 5 percent were in carpools, most would prefer to be commuters if given the choice, and most were interested in basic safety and survival needs, such as personal lockers or a place to take naps, rather than other student services. Statistical tables accompany the text. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Cultural Study Center.