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ERIC Number: EJ1143502
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0309-877X
Academic Unit Relocation: Students' Pre- and Post-Move Responses
Snir, Raphael
Journal of Further and Higher Education, v41 n5 p581-596 2017
Relocation of an academic unit affects not only the staff, but also the students. A pre- and post-move study examined the responses of undergraduate students to the relocation to a new and spacious campus carried out during the break between two semesters. The distance between the old and the new site did not require home relocation. However, it required change and adaptation to issues of commuting duration and transportation. 314 students participated in a pre-move survey. Second-year students were less satisfied about the move than were first- and third-year students. The significant predictors of pre-move satisfaction with the impending relocation were the estimated change in commuting duration, estimated advantages and disadvantages of the relocation, extent of thinking about the move, and a feeling of uncertainty. 203 students participated in the post-move survey. The significant predictors of post-move satisfaction with the relocation were perceived changes resulting from the relocation, a feeling of uncertainty, and a belief that relocation is a common organisational change. Among the 126 students who participated in both surveys, there was a significant increase of positive feelings associated with the relocation, relocation satisfaction, and its justification, and a significant decrease of negative feelings and feeling of uncertainty.
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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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Identifiers - Location: Israel
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