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A Survey of the Role of a Campus Recreation Center in the Recruitment and Retention of Undergraduate Students
by Fitzsimmons, James A., Ed.D., University of Nevada, Reno, 2012, 107; 3511954
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this dissertation is to examine if the interplay of age and gender impact the level of influence a campus based student recreation center exerts on a student's decision to choose and remain at a college or university. This study is theoretically based in Tinto's Student Engagement Model 1975 and supported by later scholarly work. Data were collected at a single medium sized university in the Western United States using Check Box electronic survey distribution technology and a self-created instrument. Three hundred and sixty-seven completed surveys were analyzed using 2x2 Factorial Analysis of Variance. Results show that gender does not appear to be a factor, however, age does play a significant role. Recommendations for the profession and future research are provided.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Verstegen, Deborah A.
Commitee: Constantino, Nora, Laden, Rita, Maddux, Cleborne, Miltenberger, Patricia
School: University of Nevada, Reno
Department: Educational Leadership
School Location: United States -- Nevada
Source: DAI-A 73/10(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Higher Education Administration, Recreation
Keywords: Campus recreation, Recreation, Student recreation, Undergraduate students
Publication Number: 3511954
ISBN: 978-1-267-40213-4
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