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ERIC Number: EJ1219372
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1949-6591
The Hidden Structure: The Influence of Residence Hall Design on Academic Outcomes
Brown, Joshua; Volk, Fred; Spratto, Elisabeth M.
Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, v56 n3 p267-283 2019
This study investigates the impact of residence hall architecture on students' academic achievement, also considering the influence of race and homophily opportunity--a tendency to create social bonds with like others. We found that socializing architecture was positively associated with a higher first-semester grade point average, and that homophily opportunity had a significant effect for Black students, but only when those students live in residence halls designed with socializing architecture.
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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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