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Whittington, Tony B. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1974
Examines the complete renovation process from initial planning through evaluation. Particular emphasis is placed on how students perceived the renovation as related to the living and academic atmosphere of the "new" residence hall. (Author)
Descriptors: College Housing, Dormitories, Evaluation, Facility Improvement
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Renz, Laurie – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1974
There appears to be a direct relationship between the level of job effectiveness of head residents and the level of job effectiveness of their supervisee resident advisors. (Author)
Descriptors: College Housing, Higher Education, Residential Colleges, Student Personnel Workers
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Murphy, Jack; Purkey, William – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1981
Presents various ways in which a residence hall environment may be specifically engineered to encourage individual participation in the process of education. Invitational engineering is defined as one way to transpose psychological principles to residence halls so they contribute to the developmental life of students. (RC)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Dormitories, Engineering, Environmental Influences
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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
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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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