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The impact of physical space in the College Union and students\u27 sense of community on campus

By Erik A. Johnson

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the impact that physical spaces in The Chamberlain Student Center had on participants\u27 sense of community on campus. A survey was distributed to 600 undergraduate students to determine the extent to which participants believed various locations within the facility either enhanced or diminished their sense of community on campus. Of the 600 surveys distributed, 73 responses were collected, yielding a response rate of 12%. Results show that there is no statistically significant relationship between any specific space in The Chamberlain Student Center. However, data showed that there is a relationship between students that are enrolled in more credit hours, students that report having a positive experience in The Chamberlain Student Center, and students that believe Rowan University does promote building campus community, and whether or not The Chamberlain Student Center plays a major role in building campus community

Topics: College Union, Community, Physical Space, Higher Education
Publisher: Rowan Digital Works
Year: 2019
OAI identifier: oai:rdw.rowan.edu:etd-3674
Provided by: Rowan University

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