ERIC Number: EJ1041451
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
The Importance of College Roommate Relationships: A Review and Systemic Conceptualization
Erb, Sarah E.; Renshaw, Keith D.; Short, Jerome L.; Pollard, Jeffrey W.
Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, v51 n1 p43-55 Feb 2014
This article reviews empirical studies of the role of college roommate relationships in students' mental health and college adjustment. We propose a systemic conceptualization of roommate relationships that highlights roommates' interdependence and origins of roommate relationship dynamics. We discuss practice implications for student affairs professionals, provide a case example, and offer recommendations for future research.
Descriptors: College Students, Interpersonal Relationship, Peer Relationship, Mental Health, Student Adjustment, Group Dynamics, Student Personnel Services, Research Needs, Social Theories, Theory Practice Relationship, Best Practices, Praxis, Data Collection, Predictor Variables, Individual Differences, Longitudinal Studies, College Housing, Literature Reviews
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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