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Thesis (M.S.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1966. Department of Family Economics and Management.


Copyright 1966, the author. Used by permission.


In this study certain managerial practices and activities of single women students living in apartments off-campus and in dormitories at the University of Nebraska were compared to determine if any variation in these practices was associated with their place of residence. The study was especially concerned with the students’ use of the resources of time, interests and money.

Questionnaires were sent to women students who lived in either University dormitories or in apartments off-campus. The students had completed 60 or more semester hours and were not gainfully employed for more than 15 hours per week. All of the students were carrying 12 or more semester hours. None of the students were over 24 years of age. The study looked at in particular: (1) use of time, (2) amount of money spent, (3) adequacy of meals, (4) participation in campus sponsored activities, and (5) satisfactions gained from the use of resources of time, interests and money between the two groups studied. The results of the analysis varied between the five main questions and the researcher made several suggestions of further questions raised by the results of the study and further areas of research that could be done to answer those questions.

Advisor: Dorothy A. Larery.