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ERIC Number: EJ1146345
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0897-5264
Measuring Critical Aspects of the Resident Assistant Role
Manata, Brian; DeAngelis, Briana N.; Paik, Jihyun Esther; Miller, Vernon D.
Journal of College Student Development, v58 n4 p618-623 May 2017
In this research brief, a team of four researchers report their observations on the changing role of university housing complexes and their evolution into learning communities designed to foster students' learning, development, and overall well-being. The observation also revealed that the role of the resident assistant (RA) had evolved in a similar manner. This team reviewed and discussed a sample of the literature on undergraduate residential life and housing services to identify prominent responsibilities associated with the position of a RA. The researchers analyzed research articles from the student leadership, student development, and residential assistance in university housing literature's. They also cross-referenced a syllabus from an RA training program with the goal of identifying common themes and critical features that define the duties and responsibilities associated with the contemporary RA role.
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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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