Residence hall roommate selection
Coleman, Jon Kyle
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This study looks at the impact that student involvement in the college roommate selection has on the student’s satisfaction with their roommate relationship, the student’s persistence with their roommate, and the student’s academic performance. Students were able to use three methods of selecting a roommate: random selection by the housing office, using an online roommate searching program, and choosing someone with whom they had a previously existing relationship. In addition a model for the steps that students using the online roommate searching program go through to select their roommate was created from student comments about their experiences with the program.