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ERIC Number: ED146868
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jul
Pages: 41
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Department of Residence Halls, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn. 37916
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Knoxville.