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A comparison between the attitudes of male residence hall students and student leaders toward specified acts of student behavior Public Deposited

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  • The purpose of this study was to compare the acceptance of specified kinds of student behavior of three selected residence hall. groups at Oregon State University: male elected residence hall leaders (N = 50), male appointed residence hall judicial board members (N = 50), and a random sample of men living in the residence halls (N = 50). The participants in the study were administered the Opinion Scale on Student Behavior during a three-week period in March, 1970. This standardized instrument consists of 100 common student offenses classified into the categories of General Conduct, Drug Use, Mischief, Sex Offenses, Drinking, Cheating, and Theft. Participants in the study rated each item on a seven-point scale from "generally acceptable" to "vicious, a serious crime. " Eighty-six percent of the initial group of participants returned the instrument. Additional students were selected, using the same sampling technique as was used in selecting the initial participants, until 150 completed instruments were returned, i. e., 50 in each sample. An analysis of variance statistical model was used to compare the opinions of the three groups about each of the seven scales of the instrument. When a difference at the . 01 percent or .05 percent level of significance occurred, a test of least significant difference was applied to determine which group or groups contributed to the difference. Null hypotheses for differences among the three groups of residence hall students in over-all behavior standards and in each of the seven scales of the instrument were tested. Null hypotheses for differences between the appointed judicial board members and the random sample of men living in the residence halls in over-all behavior standards and in the Drug Use and Mischief categories were rejected. The null hypotheses for differences between the appointed judicial board members and the elected student leaders in over-all behavior standards and in the category of Mischief were rejected. The following differences among the three groups involved in the study were observed: The appointed men residence hall student judicial board members rated the over-all full scale items significantly less acceptable than did the random sample of men living in the residence halls. The appointed men residence hall. student judicial board members rated the full scale items significantly less acceptable than did the random sample of elected men residence hall student leaders. The appointed men residence hall student judicial board members rated the drug use items significantly less acceptable than did the random sample of men living in the residence halls. The appointed men residence hall student judicial board members rated the mischief items significantly less acceptable than did the random sample of elected men residence hall student leaders. The appointed men residence hall student judicial board members rated the mischief items significantly less acceptable than did the random sample of men living in the residence halls. No significant differences were discovered among the compared groups in standards related specifically to the following categories: general conduct, sex offenses, drinking, cheating, and theft. In addition, differences between other paired groups on the drug use, mischief, and over-all scales were not significant.
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