Impact of single-sex floors vs. co-ed floors in residence halls on college campuses : in terms of damage billing and documented incidents

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Impact of single-sex floors vs. co-ed floors in residence halls on college campuses : in terms of damage billing and documented incidents

Description

MS Ed: Adolescent Education

Abstract

This study set out to find if there is a "best" practice in terms of housing arrangement style, either single-sex or co-ed, in terms of damage fines assigned to students and incidents involving students. Determining if one style or the other influences student behavior could allow for the determining of "best" practices; whether single-sex housing lends to lessening of alcohol incidents, or co-ed housing decreasing the likelihood of community space damages, would be useful information for any institution. The current literature leaves a gap on which style is better from damage fines and incident perspectives; different studies sight both styles as "best" for different reasons.
Permission to conduct this study at Wagner College allowed for data to be collected over five years in three first year residential student housing communities: all male, all female and co-ed floors in Harborview Hall. The study looked at the incidents occurring on each floor over that period of time, and which students were involved. It also examined the fines assigned to each floor; both fines for individual students and fines assigned the entire community for larger scale damages. These findings were analyzed for significance to answer the questions posed.
It was found that neither housing style can be awarded the title "best" in terms of lessening incidents or damage fines. Both housing styles have their merits, but there is not a style which lessened both incidents and damage fines in a consistent way. This outcome indicates that either style is a viable housing option for an institution.

Creator

Liss, Julie

Date Accepted

2014

Contributor

Love, Anne
Gordon, David
Fitzgerald, Jason

Rights

U.S. and international copyright laws may protect this work. It is provided by Wagner College for scholarly or research purposes only. Commercial use or distribution is not permitted without prior permission of the copyright holder.

Is Part Of

Wagner College Electronic Thesis Collection

Format

application/pdf

Extent

79 pages

Language

eng

Type

Text

Identifier

Ed_2014_Liss_Impact

Citation

Liss, Julie, “Impact of single-sex floors vs. co-ed floors in residence halls on college campuses : in terms of damage billing and documented incidents,” Wagner College Digital Collections, accessed September 26, 2021, https://wagnercollections.omeka.net/items/show/15574.