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Waldo, Michael – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1986
Measured the associations of students' personal adjustment, interpersonal communication, and peer relationships with their subsequent achievement and continuation in college. Results suggest that efforts to improve relations between students in the residence halls may increase their achievement and retention in college. (ABB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, College Housing, College Students
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Waldo, Michael; Morrill, Weston – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1983
Describes a workshop led by resident assistants offering communication skills to roommates in university residence halls. Results of an evaluation showed most participants as well as RAs found the workshops a positive experience, although significant differences in roommate relationships between participants and controls were not observed. (JAC)
Descriptors: College Students, Communication Skills, Dormitories, Higher Education
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Waldo, Michael; Fuhriman, Addie – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1981
Assessed the quality of students' roommate relationships, their communication skills, their psychological adjustment, and the interrelationship of these characteristics. Results indicated that roommates with high levels of trust and intimacy are significantly more satisfied with their relationship and are more emotionally adjusted than those with…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Communication Skills, Comparative Analysis, Dormitories