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ERIC Number: ED186788
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 19
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Weekend Migration: An Investigation of the Suitcase College Phenomenon at a Midwestern University.
Ness, Ernie; Sanderson, Becky
The relationship between student characteristics and the frequency with which students left campus on weekends was investigated. Subjects were 411 undergraduate students who completed an 11-item self-report instrument designed to measure the influence of students' class rank, sex, and distance from home on behavior, their reasons for remaining/leaving campus, and the prevalence of the behavior. Class rank had a significant effect on the frequency with which students went home, with freshmen going home the most often and juniors the least. Students living within a 50-mile radius of the campus went home more often than those from any other distance. Women went home significantly more than men. Affiliation-related needs represented three of the top four reasons for leaving campus. Those who did remain on campus cited the need to study or catch up on school work as the principal reason. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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