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Determinants of Student Satisfaction with Campus Residence Life at a South African University

Ferdinand Botha, Jen Snowball, Vivian De Klerk, Sarah Radloff

Economic Research Southern Africa | Published : 2013

Abstract

Although there are a number of studies on the determinants of general quality of life among university students, these occur mainly in developed countries and do not focus specifically on campus-based residence life. It has long been accepted that factors outside the classroom (“the other curriculum”) can contribute to academic success, as well as the achievement of other important outcomes such as the appreciation of human diversity. Striving towards equality of residence life satisfaction across different racial and gender groups, for example, is thus important for academic outcomes and for the development of well-functioning citizens. This study is based on the 2011 Quality of Residence L..

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