Master's Theses

Date of Award

Fall 1992

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Social Work

Advisor

Bill Daley

Abstract

The purpose of the researcher was to investigate concerns and issues of residence hall students. The sample consisted of 320 resident students. The independent variables investigated were gender, college classification, type of residence hall, and grade point average. The dependent variables were the scores from the 5 scales of the Residence Hall Students Concerns and Issues Questionnaire: Relationship Concerns, Health Concerns, Educational Concerns, Emotional Concerns, and Social Concerns. Four composite null hypotheses were tested. Seventy comparisons plus 70 recurring comparisons were made. Of the 70 comparisons, 20 were for main effects. Of the 20 comparisons for main effects, none were statistically significant. Of the 70 interactions, 50 were for interactions. Of the 50 interactions, 9 were statistically significant at the .05 level. These statistically significant interactions were for the following combinations of independent variables: 1. among gender, college classification, and grade point average for the dependent variable Health Concerns; 2. between gender and grade point average for the dependent variable Educational Concerns; 3. among gender, college classification, and grade point average for the dependent variable Educational Concerns; 4. among gender, college classification and grade point average for the dependent variable Emotional Concerns; 5. among gender, college classification and grade point average for the dependent variable Social Concerns; 6. among college classification, type of residence hall, and grade point average for the dependent variable Health Concerns; 7. among college classification, type of residence hall, and grade point average for the dependent variable Educational Concerns; 8. among college classification, type of residence hall, and grade point average for the dependent variable Emotional Concerns; and 9. among college classification, type of residence hall, and grade point average for the dependent variable Social Concerns. The results of the present study appeared to support the following generalizations: 1. the independent variables gender, college classification, and grade point average should be examined concurrently for the dependent variable Health Concerns because the three interacted; 2. the independent variable gender should be examined concurrently with the variable grade point average for the dependent variable Educational Concerns because the two interacted; 3. the independent variables gender, college classification and grade point average should be examined concurrently for the dependent variable Educational Concerns because the three interacted; 4. the independent variables gender, college classification and grade point average should be examined concurrently for the dependent variable Emotional Concerns because the three interacted; 5. the independent variables gender, college classification and grade point average should be examined concurrently for the dependent variable Social Concerns because the three interacted; 6. the independent variables college classification, type of residence hall, and grade point average should be examined concurrently for the dependent variable Health Concerns because the three interacted; 7. the independent variables college classification, type of residence hall, and grade point average should be examined concurrently for the dependent variable Educational Concerns because the three interacted; 8. the independent variables college classification, type of residence hall, and grade point average should be examined concurrently for the dependent variable Emotional Concerns because the three interacted; and 9. the independent variables college classification, type of residence hall, and grade point average should be examined concurrently for the dependent variable Social Concerns because the three interacted.

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Copyright 1992 Lisa Ann Heath

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