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ERIC Number: ED169851
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jan
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Div. of Student Affairs.