ERIC Number: ED201291
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Student Satisfaction and Quality of Life Survey: Residence Halls.
Stoner, Kenneth L.
The attitudes and level of satisfaction with residence hall life of University of Tennessee students were surveyed in 1981. Responses of the 500 students to 17 satisfaction questions were correlated with six demographic variables. When academic classification was analyzed, it was found that freshmen were significantly less satisfied with the visitation policy than were sophomores, juniors, seniors, or graduate students; sophomores, in turn, were significantly less satisfied than upper-level students. Females were significantly more satisfied with their roommates, maintenance services, study facilities, and their hall government than were males. However, females were significantly less satisfied with the noise level in their residence halls than were males. Students residing in apartment units of four students each were significantly more satisfied with the visitation policy and significantly less satisfied with their opportunities to meet people than were individuals residing in either traditional style residence halls or suite-type accommodations shared by four students. Students residing in suites were significantly more satisfied with housekeeping services, programming opportunities, and resident assistant performance than were students residing in traditional type halls. In terms of general satisfaction, traditional housing residents were significantly less satisfied than were those residing in suite and apartment housing. When respondents were asked to identify the area of most dissatisfaction with residence halls, the three largest areas of dissatisfaction were the visitation policy, the alcohol policy, and the noise level. Appended materials include information on residence hall population by sex, a description of the university's differentiated housing program, and a sample survey questionnaire. (SW)
Descriptors: Behavior Standards, College Environment, College Freshmen, College Housing, College Seniors, College Students, Comparative Analysis, Dormitories, Females, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Males, On Campus Students, Participant Satisfaction, Questionnaires, Resident Assistants, School Maintenance, Student Adjustment, Student Attitudes, Student College Relationship, Student Needs
University of Tennessee, Residence Halls, Suite 405, Student Services Building, Knoxville, TN 37916.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Knoxville.