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ERIC Number: ED534439
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 165
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1249-8014-0
Understanding the Relationship between Undergraduate Housing Environments and Academic Self-Concept
Helfrich, Scott M.
ProQuest LLC, D.Ed. Dissertation, The Pennsylvania State University
This study examined the relationship between where undergraduate students live and their academic, math, and verbal self concepts. Students living in on-campus residence halls, a campus-affiliated apartment community, within walking distance to campus, and within driving distance to campus completed the Self-Description Questionnaire III (SDQIII) (Marsh, 1989) at the beginning and end of an academic year. This investigation revealed that the undergraduate living environment was not a predictor for academic and math self-concepts, while living within walking-distance to campus was negatively related to verbal self-concept. Furthermore, living in third-party managed, university-affiliated housing was not a negative predictor of academic, math, or verbal self-concepts, and therefore, did not differ from that of living on-campus. However, peer extracurricular and social activities were related to student academic self-concept in different ways for students living on-campus and within driving-distance to campus than they did for students living in campus-affiliated housing and within walking-distance to campus. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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