ERIC Number: ED179175
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Student Satisfaction With Residence Hall Life at Miami. Survey Report.
Keller, Michael J.
A random sample of students living in university housing at Miami University were surveyed about their satisfaction or dissatisfaction with three broad features of hall life: hall relationships, policies and programs; facilities and services; and staff. A list of 42 factors that were thought to relate to overall satisfaction with housing were assigned to the above categories on the basis of content. The survey findings demonstrated that an overwhelming majority of residents were pleased with the general hall environment. There was little difference between the overall satisfaction level of freshman and upperclass residents, while women were slightly more pleased than men. In the area of hall relationships, policies and programs, students were most pleased with their roommates, their security (and that of their possessions), the sense of community and morale on their corridor, and the reasonableness of most hall rules. However, a sizeable number of students were unhappy with the university's visitation policy and conditions for sleep and study on their corridor. Residents were thoroughly satisfied with the performance of the hall advisory staff. In the section dealing with facilities and services, the items that earned the highest rating were related to janitorial and maintenance functions. Questionnaire items are appended. (Author/SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami Univ., Oxford, OH. Student Life Research Service.