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Haynes, Cliff – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
The experiences of female students in an engineering living-learning program (LLP) are described in this study using a constructivist theoretical perspective. The study aims to fill gaps in the literature using qualitative methods. Data from 13 semi-structured individual interviews serve as the primary data source. After conducting a metaphorical…
Descriptors: Females, Engineering Education, Figurative Language, Social Support Groups
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Sears, Stephanie D.; Tu, Dawn Lee – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2017
Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) develop and strengthen students' persistence by providing a greater sense of community, opportunities for co-curricular activities, and socially engaging and academically supportive peer environments (Shapiro & Levine, 1999). While researchers have affirmed the rationale, impact, and efficacy of LLCs, very…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Scholarship, Living Learning Centers, Consciousness Raising
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Yao, Christina W. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2016
Chinese students are currently the largest international student population in the United States (UNESCO Institute for Statistics, 2014). However, little research exists on these particular students' lived experiences with language and interactions with domestic students and how these experiences affect their sense of belonging in residence halls.…
Descriptors: Language Skills, Sense of Community, Foreign Students, Influences
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Yakaboski, Tamara; Donahoo, Saran – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2015
Students enter college with preconceived ideas about what their experience of college life will be like. Since the first Hollywood film about college, movies have contributed to society's perceptions of what it means to be a college student. Contrary to the images promoted by higher education marketing departments, Hollywood's portrayals…
Descriptors: Films, Popular Culture, Educational Environment, College Housing
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Molina, Danielle K.; Heiselt, April; Justice, Cheryl – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2015
Modernizing perspectives on roommate compatibility might be one way that administrators reinforce the value of the roommate experience in contemporary campus housing. Using the insights of a study published by Hallisey, Harren, and Caple in "Journal of College and University Student Housing" in 1980 as a springboard, this article will…
Descriptors: College Housing, Dormitories, Peer Relationship, College Students
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Utter, Mary; DeAngelo, Linda – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2015
Social integration for lateral transfer students (four-to-four-year) is promoted by a living environment that encourages learning about campus, connecting to resources, and developing peer groups. Interviews with 27 lateral transfer students revealed that those who had previously lived on campus had expectations that residence halls would provide…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Transfer Students, College Housing, Social Integration
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Hallisey, Jacqueline N.; Harren, Vincent A.; Caple, Richard B. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine the demographic and academic variables of students involved in roommate changes to determine which variables predict who will move from a room and who will stay in a room and what alternatives to current housing arrangements are selected by those who initiate the roommate changes. [This article was…
Descriptors: College Students, College Housing, Dormitories, Peer Relationship
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Jaggers, Dametraus; Iverson, Susan V. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2012
In a qualitative study of Black undergraduate men at a predominantly White university in the Midwest, participants shared their experiences in residence halls, including roommate conflicts, interracial tensions, and disagreements with residence hall staff. This article focuses on Black male undergraduates' negotiation of racialized conceptions of…
Descriptors: Resident Advisers, Dormitories, Masculinity, Males
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Everett, Diane D.; Loftus, Zachary V. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2011
Using data from both qualitative interviews and quantitative questionnaires from 32 undergraduate resident assistants (RAs) at a private, residential university, this study explored RAs' role conflict derived from their simultaneous positions as rule enforcers and friends, vis-a-vis their residents. Most RAs reported that they were friends with…
Descriptors: College Students, Resident Advisers, Student Personnel Services, Friendship
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Jessup-Anger, Jody E.; Wawrzynski, Matthew R.; Yao, Christina W. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2011
This qualitative study employed a constructivist, case study approach to explore how faculty made meaning of their experiences in a newly developed residential college at a large, land-grant research university in the Midwest. Findings revealed that faculty focused on determining how to prioritize the numerous opportunities for involvement while…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Services, Undergraduate Study, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Constructivism (Learning)
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Ullom, Marcy; Hallenbeck, Daniel A. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1981
Surveyed college students about choice of residence. Results indicated students who chose residence halls felt more positive about their environment because of perceived emotional support and expression. Factors important to offcampus residents included better study atmosphere and new experiences. Suggests these needs be incorporated into…
Descriptors: College Students, Dormitories, Environmental Influences, Higher Education
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Wallace, James A. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1980
Housing administrators must develop a living environment within which the needs of students are met, their behavior is dealt with, and learning can take place. In providing a commonly shared experience or sense of community, the educational value of the residence hall experience is unique. (Author)
Descriptors: College Housing, College Role, College Students, Dormitories
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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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Krall, Jean K. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1981
Describes New Student Welcome Day, an orientation program for freshmen at the University of Maine. Outlines objectives of the three-day program, including assisting students' transition to the university, fostering development of a peer group, creating an atmosphere conducive to favorable attitudes, and reducing anxiety. (JAC)
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Dormitories, Educational Objectives, Higher Education
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Hallisey, Jacqueline N.; And Others – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1980
Those students involved in roommate changes who stayed in a room and those who moved from a room could not be differentiated by any demographic or academic variables. Sex, class level, and GPA were significant predictors of which alternatives students would choose after moving out of a room. (Author)
Descriptors: Age Differences, College Housing, College Students, Dormitories
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