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This is a descriptive study of components of student housing at Messiah College and social interactions of students at Messiah College. The Messiah College housing assignments have changed every year for the past three years. Thus, each school class had a different housing policy. Each experience was analyzed to see if housing affects socialization. Sixty-nine students of Messiah College were surveyed by questionnaire which asked about their relationships with friends and their opinions regarding perception of other members of the college, including friends and administration. General topics relating to how housing is organized on Messiah College campus were asked. These results were then compared by school class and experience of First-Year Housing. Individuals were also interviewed in group and individual sessions. These interviews focused on the perception of the First Year Experience. The results indicate a connection between Messiah College student housing and Messiah College student socialization.
Henkel, Signe, "Student Housing Effect on Socialization: Does Messiah College Housing effect socialization of students?" (2006). Honors Projects and Presentations: Undergraduate. 317.