ERIC Number: ED146868
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jul
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of Student Opinion Concerning the Residence Halls Living Environment at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
McCullough, Philip N.; Stoner, Kenneth L.
Nearly 8,000 students live in residence halls at the university, with a reapplication rate of 74 percent and with student applications turned down each fall. A survey was undertaken during May 1977 to: (1) obtain a representative view of student attitudes toward residence hall life; (2) assess the level of satisfaction with specific areas; (3) evaluate the areas of concern most related to general residence hall satisfaction; and (4) provide information leading to corrective action in weak areas. A representative sample of 960 students were surveyed by questionnaire, with a 52 percent response rate. Results indicate that: (1) reapplication procedures need to be reexamined; (2) communication of housing and living problems to university officials is not satisfactory; (3) student knowledge of procedures is good; (4) satisfaction with the resident assistants' performance is high; (5) satisfaction with opportunities for meeting people in residence halls is high; (6) dissatisfaction was expressed over the alcohol policy; and (7) general satisfaction is high. Statistical analyses and data are reported, and the questionnaire is appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Alcoholic Beverages, College Administration, College Applicants, College Housing, College Students, Communication Problems, Dormitories, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Participant Satisfaction, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Research Projects, Resident Assistants, School Surveys, Social Mobility, State Universities, Statistical Studies, Student Attitudes
Department of Residence Halls, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn. 37916
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Knoxville.