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ERIC Number: ED549107
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 338
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2673-4789-3
Examining the Environment: The Development of a Survey Instrument to Assess Student Perceptions of the University Outdoor Physical Campus
Eckert, Erica
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Kent State University
The purpose of this study was to develop a reliable and valid survey instrument to measure student perceptions of the outdoor physical campus environment. Using campus planning and environments literature and expert consultation, a survey instrument was developed to measure student satisfaction with the outdoor campus environment and the importance they attributed to the outdoor campus environment. The instrument contained items focused on elements of the outdoor campus environment derived from the literature along with specific items identified by experts in campus planning and consulting. Campus architecture professionals engaged in expert review of the instrument to ensure it satisfied the content standard for validity. Prior to survey deployment, student focus groups and cognitive interviews were utilized to ensure the instrument could be understood and readily answered by the field test sample. Feedback from students provided strong evidence for response process validity. The survey was deployed between September and November of 2011 to 7,978 students at eight public universities in Ohio. Results of the validity and reliability analysis indicated that the Outdoor Physical Campus Assessment collected valid and reliable student perception data for the field test administration. [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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Identifiers - Location: Ohio