MA Higher Education
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Sisco, Burton R.
Disabilities, Residence Life
College students with disabilities--New Jersey; Student housing--Resident satisfaction
The purpose of this study was to explore the challenges that students with disabilities face while living with a roommate. These were explored to determine the impact those challenges have on their experience living on campus. Students with disabilities come to college with a unique set of challenges from their disability and navigating living with a roommate can add to the difficulty of their collegiate experience. A survey was adapted from a study on living with a roommate and a study on the supports for college students with disabilities. This survey gathered information on the student's class year, their experience with a roommate, and their experience with residence life staff. From the data collected, it was concluded that students with disabilities have overall negative experiences with roommates and they do not feel supported by residence life staff.
Payne, Ashley Marie, "The challenges of living with a roommate: the impact on students with disabilities' residential experience" (2017). Theses and Dissertations. 2448.