Date Approved

6-17-2016

Embargo Period

6-17-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. Higher Education

Department

Educational Services and Leadership

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Sisco, Burton R.

Second Advisor

Walpole, Marybeth

Subject(s)

Physical education facilities; College students--Employment

Disciplines

Higher Education

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the patterns of involvement exhibited by student employees employed by Ashland University Department of Recreational Services during the 2015-2016 academic year. In addition to examining the involvement patterns, the study also examined any links between involvement in specific areas of employment and involvement in other areas on campus. These links of involvement and the amount of involvement were also examined in connection with the satisfaction of different areas of campus, leading to understand the level of satisfaction with the subjects collegiate experience.

The gap in research had not examined the demographics of campus recreation employees and the correlations between those demographics and involvement in other areas on campus. Over 90 campus recreation student employees were surveyed in attempt to gain demographic information and attain the level of involvement on campus these students had, both in number of activities and level of involvement by hour on a weekly and monthly scale. There were significant relationships found between demographic information, including area of employment, and involvement in other areas on campus. The subjects also stated that they felt that academic involvement, social involvement, and campus environment were important, and they were satisfied with all three of those areas.

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