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ERIC Number: EJ878218
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1047-8485
Building Community: Communication Patterns and Student Involvement on a Metropolitan Campus
Jeffres, Leo W.; Powers, Jack; Lee, Jae-won
Metropolitan Universities, v18 n1 p87-102 2007
Colleges today see extra-curricular activities as ways to improve student retention and enhance the collegiate experience. This study examines student involvement, including participation in college activities, using campus facilities, communication patterns and campus friendships. Key predictors of involvement are identified from demographics, individual constraints and student values. Involvement is positively related to academic values and negatively correlated with personal constraints. Campus communication patterns and using university facilities are key predictors of institutional assessments and attitude in multiple regressions conducted.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A