Project Title

How Students Feel Their Academic Performance is impacted by Their Housing Situation

Presenters

Academic department under which the project should be listed

RCHSS - Geography & Anthropology

Faculty Sponsor Name

Brandon D. Lundy

Abstract (300 words maximum)

Housing is a cornerstone need of every human and plays a significant role in how we interact with the world; therefore, housing must affect students’ academic performance in significant ways. This study documents students’ personal narratives about their student housing situations and their opinions about how their living situations impact their university academics. Through focus groups and semi-structured interviews with undergraduate students at a large, comprehensive university, this study compares various living situations with opinions about how these arrangements shape overall academic performance. The emergent themes will be coded inductively looking for patterns about how these two essentials of humanity, housing and education, are interdependent and affect each other in sometimes unanticipated ways.

Keywords: Student experiences, housing, academic performance, university

Project Type

Poster

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How Students Feel Their Academic Performance is impacted by Their Housing Situation

Housing is a cornerstone need of every human and plays a significant role in how we interact with the world; therefore, housing must affect students’ academic performance in significant ways. This study documents students’ personal narratives about their student housing situations and their opinions about how their living situations impact their university academics. Through focus groups and semi-structured interviews with undergraduate students at a large, comprehensive university, this study compares various living situations with opinions about how these arrangements shape overall academic performance. The emergent themes will be coded inductively looking for patterns about how these two essentials of humanity, housing and education, are interdependent and affect each other in sometimes unanticipated ways.

Keywords: Student experiences, housing, academic performance, university