ERIC Number: EJ1101564
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
A Learning Community Revisited: Did Intentional Changes in a Wellness Learning Community Have the Desired Outcomes?
Frazier, William R.; Eighmy, Myron A.
Journal of College and University Student Housing, v42 n2 p26-45 2016
This study focuses on a wellness learning community in order to report changes that were made to its operation and to determine if its members had higher levels of satisfaction than did other students living in the same residence hall. Research was conducted on the wellness learning community at a Midwest university to determine if changes made in the functioning of the community resulted in improved student satisfaction with living and learning experiences. A previous study had revealed that changes were needed to improve the quality of faculty and staff interactions and learning community activities. To determine the impact of the implemented changes, a second iteration of the previous survey was used to determine if student satisfaction increased as a result of the implemented changes. A control group in the same residence hall was used in an effort to remove influences of other variables. Results showed that the implementation of purposeful interactions and activities made significant changes on the wellness students' satisfaction with their living and learning community.
Descriptors: Wellness, Living Learning Centers, Student Satisfaction, Change, Program Effectiveness, Comparative Analysis, Interviews, Student Surveys, Online Surveys, Statistical Analysis, Qualitative Research, College Students, Student Personnel Workers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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