This sequential explanatory mixed methods study explored undergraduate student satisfaction with student life programming at a small Northeast college. Phase I of this study employed a quantitative instrument (N = 240) to determine the factors affecting satisfaction and extent of involvement; Phase II employed focus groups (N = 4) to further probe Phase I findings. Astin’s (1993) work regarding the ways in which college impacts undergraduate students frames this study; specific involvement factors closely associated with satisfaction includes student interactions in clubs, social events, and relationships with peers. The findings may assist in program development to enhance students’ undergraduate experience.
Billups, Felice D., "College Student Perceptions of Student Life Programs" (2011). NERA Conference Proceedings 2011. 13.