ERIC Number: ED293018
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
University Union Student Preference Survey Spring 1986.
Allen, David F.
The University of North Carolina at Wilmington administered a 1986 University Union Spring Survey to 404 residential and nonresidential students to monitor student preferences and to evaluate their satisfaction with selected aspects of services and programs within the student union. The results revealed that students considered notices in their university post office boxes to be the best way of informing them of activities. They reported preferring weekday activities over weekend ones, with activities scheduled after 5:00 p.m. during the week being the most preferred. Students reported using the post office, snack bar, and bank machine services more than any other service offered. Sixty percent of respondents reported visiting the union almost daily. Students preferred three new services over many others suggested: health club and exercise facility, outdoor swimming pool, and a check cashing service. In evaluating union facilities, students were most impressed with cleanliness and decor and least impressed with the variety and quantity of snack bar food. Subgroups within the sample differed significantly from the overall population. Significant subgroup differences were found within various independent categories to include place of residency, job status, age, race, and sex. To serve the student body in the most effective and efficient manner, these subgroups merit attention. The survey and data analysis are appended. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Wilmington. Div. of Student Affairs.