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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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Schroeder, Charles C. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1980
Women living in homogeneous, as opposed to heterogeneous, residence halls described themselves as more intellectual, more content, and more exuberant. Grouping students according to commonality of curriculum appears to suggest that supportive, growth-enhancing environments can easily be established without undue involvement by the staff. (Author)
Descriptors: College Housing, College Students, Environmental Influences, Females
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