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ERIC Number: EJ1093918
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0161-827X
Is Three a Crowd? Exploring the Development and Satisfaction of Students in Triples
Long, Larry D.; Kujawa, Kyle
Journal of College and University Student Housing, v41 n2 p62-77 2015
Tripling, the assignment of a third resident to a room designed for two, is a common practice at many colleges and universities across the United States. Most of the research on tripling was conducted three or four decades ago, and research exploring how living in a triple affects the educational gains and satisfaction of college students is limited. The researchers compared the residential experience of students who lived in standard double rooms to the experience of those who lived in triples. The results revealed that the residential experience of students in triples was comparable to the experience of students in doubles. Differences emerged when we focused on the doubled students, dyads, and isolates separately. Tripling does not seem to have a negative effect on the residential experience of today's college student.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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