ERIC Number: ED412780
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Student Cultures on Campus: Priorities for a Decade of Research.
Miller, Michael T.; Nelson, Glenn M.
This study sought to identify, prioritize, and generate a thematic understanding of the direction for the next decade of research and study on the culture of students in higher education. Data was collected using a Delphi survey technique of sequential questionnaires from a sample population that included 20 student affairs officers and 20 higher education scholars; the response rate was 92 percent. Respondents were asked to list five specific topics or directions that were crucial to or timely for the study of college student cultures in the next decade. Five broad themes emerged after Likert analysis of the responses: technology, diversity, financial considerations, student behavior as individuals or groups, and student attitudes. These themes were considered in relation to the Clark and Trow (1966) classifications of student subcultures. Although many of the issues identified by this study overlap those included in the Clark Trow ratings, the issues of diversity and cost are new, and the issue of student attitudes remains of high priority. Five tables list mean scores for each of the five priority themes identified. (Contains 13 references.) (CH)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Agenda Setting, Attitude Measures, College Environment, College Students, Delphi Technique, Diversity (Student), Educational Finance, Educational Research, Higher Education, Likert Scales, Peer Groups, Peer Influence, Peer Relationship, Rating Scales, Research Needs, Research Opportunities, School Culture, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Student Characteristics, Student Costs, Student Subcultures, Subcultures, Technology, Values
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
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