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ERIC Number: ED542546
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 59
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
Finding a Niche: Examining Sophomore and Junior Sense of Community
VanValkenburg, Sara Elizabeth
Online Submission, M. A. Thesis, Biola University
In recent years, colleges and universities have made improvements in assisting students to transition to the university community during their first year on campus, but often times this support fades away once students move into their sophomore and junior years. Theories such as McMillan and Chavis (1986) Sense of Community show that students need a place to belong somewhere in university community. In addition, areas where sophomores struggle to connect in the university community will be addressed. The study designed for this thesis focused on survey responses and one-on-one interview responses to identify where sophomores and juniors connect to the university and if the support provided by the administration is relevant to the student experiences. An appendix contains a copy of the initial survey distributed to students in Theology I and Theology II classes. (Contains 8 graphs.)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California