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Brandt, Jeanette, A.; Chapman, Nancy J. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1981
Examined whether students living in residence halls permitting alterations are more satisfied with their living environment than those students with less control. Results indicated that students are more satisfied with the High Change residence hall as shown by their responses to a satisfaction scale. (RC)
Descriptors: College Students, Comparative Analysis, Dormitories, Higher Education
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Dickson, Gary L.; And Others – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1981
Reports results of applied research with the Resident Assistant Stress Inventory. Concluded that sex, personality, job performance, experience, stress management training, and housing characteristics affect perceived anxiety among resident assistants. Suggests additional research is needed for planning inservice education programs. (JAC)
Descriptors: Affective Measures, Anxiety, Dormitories, Higher Education
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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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Schein, Howard – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1981
Describes the Unit One living learning center at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. Suggests success of such a center depends on student participation and an appropriate administrative structure. Proposes students learn from classes offered and from the educational process of defining their directions and implementing activities. (JAC)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Educational Environment, Experiential Learning, Group Experience
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Hadsell, Carl D.; Moses, Herman L. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1982
Presents an opinion survey developed to assess residence hall students' opinions and as a model of comprehensive student-based research. Discusses random sample selection, survey implementation, and data analysis. Results of the survey indicated significant sex differences in attitudes about resident assistants, housekeeping, and drinking. (RC)
Descriptors: College Housing, Data Analysis, Higher Education, Models
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Null, Roberta; And Others – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1982
Students (N=1,767) responded to questionnaires examining their perceptions of the living environment in university residence halls in relation to their perceptions of the social climate. General results were positive, with student perceptions of the residence hall environment being favorable in most instances. Compared 1980 and 1981 students'…
Descriptors: College Environment, College Housing, College Students, Comparative Analysis
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Lillis, Charles J.; Schuh, John H. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1982
Examined the perceived effects of holding a resident assistant position on the lives of former resident assistants (N=59) 5-20 years later. Results showed interpersonal and group skills influenced them more than personal skills; length of time spent as a resident assistant increased the benefits; and females reported more impact. (JAC)
Descriptors: Dormitories, Followup Studies, Higher Education, Individual Development
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Riker, Harold C. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1980
University housing officers have begun concentrating on student consumerism. Energy conservation, maintenance efficiency and optional payment plans are being initiated to keep housing costs down. Active recruitment and attractive working conditions will be needed to assure enough professionals in the student-housing field. (NRB)
Descriptors: Administration, College Choice, College Housing, Consumer Protection
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Hartman, Bruce W.; And Others – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1980
Black and white subjects (N=80) of both sexes completed the Budner Intolerance of Ambiguity Scale and Hogan Scale for Empathy. Data revealed limited support for the hypothesis that tolerance for ambiguity and empathy was positively correlated for White students of both sexes and not correlated for Blacks. (NRB)
Descriptors: Ambiguity, Behavior Rating Scales, Black Students, College Students
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Miller, C. Jay; Conyne, Robert K. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1980
Results from residence hall paraprofessionals and regular students who completed the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory and Mooney Problem Check List strongly support the hypothesis that paraprofessionals report significantly more personal problems than regular students. (NRB)
Descriptors: Anxiety, College Students, Emotional Problems, Expectation
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Marion, Paul B., Jr.; Stafford, Thomas H., Jr. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1980
These studies conducted before and after implementation of an international residence program indicate the proximity of American students to foreign students in conventional residence halls. International halls encourage cross-cultural interaction and interest in international activities. (NRB)
Descriptors: College Students, Cultural Exchange, Cultural Interrelationships, Dormitories
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Croake, James W.; And Others – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1980
Findings show that male students who chose to live in coeducational residence halls were more mature and better adjusted than students who chose single-sex residence halls. Few personality differences were found between female groups. (NRB)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), College Students, Dormitories, Group Experience
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MacInnis, Margaret C.; And Others – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1980
Analysis of questionnaire responses concerning interpersonal relations, sexual behavior, academic performance and campus environment indicated that all groups held favorable opinions about effects of coeducational residences. (NRB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attitude Change, College Environment, College Faculty
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MacKay, Kathleen Ann – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1980
The Association of College and University Housing Officers Internship Program provides an opportunity for graduate students to gain experience in the fields of college and university housing and residential life. Application, selection, remuneration, and other benefits of the program are discussed and the program is evaluated. (Author/BEF)
Descriptors: College Housing, Dormitories, Graduate Students, Group Experience
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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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