ERIC Number: ED169851
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Commuting Versus Resident Freshmen at NCSU.
Stafford, Thomas H., Jr.; Pate, Nancy D.
A North Carolina State University study compared college freshmen who lived in campus residence halls, off-campus with their parents, and off-campus but not with their parents. Changes during the freshman year were compared on the following areas: educational goals, career plans and goals, political views, opinions on college-related issues, participation in selected activities, preference for housing arrangements, religious preference, and need for special assistance in academic areas. Findings include the following: freshmen who lived in campus residence halls were not more likely than off-campus students to change the level of their educational goals; changes in political views were not related to residence, but freshmen who lived with their parents were less likely to report a liberal political viewpoint at both the beginning and end of the freshman year; changes in career plans were not related to residence; preparing for a career or a good job after graduation was the most important educational goal for all three residence groups; and off-campus freshmen were more likely than on-campus freshmen to report they needed help but did not seek it out. (SW)
Descriptors: Career Planning, College Freshmen, College Housing, Commuting Students, Dormitories, Educational Objectives, Higher Education, Institutional Research, On Campus Students, Place of Residence, Political Attitudes, Religion, Research Projects, School Activities, School Surveys, State Universities, Statistical Data, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Needs, Student Participation
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Div. of Student Affairs.