Graduate Program

College Student Affairs

Date of Award

2017

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Author's Department

Counseling and Student Development

First Advisor

Richard L. Roberts

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between hall council executive board experience and the acquisition of transferable skills. The researcher hypothesized that hall council members would acquire transferable skills through their involvement in hall council and that men and women would differ in the acquisition of transferable skills. A quantitative study was conducted that surveyed hall council members who attended a mid-sized, Midwestern, 4-year public institution from 2005-2015 . The researcher used a Hall Council Involvement Questionnaire and Learning Outcomes Assessment to determine if involvement in hall council led to the acquisition of transferable skills. Out of the 141 surveys completed, 92 were able to be used for analysis. Correlational analysis found that there was not a relationship between hall council executive board experience and the acquisition of transferable skills. However, there was a significant difference in the acquisition of transferable skills between male and female hall council executive board members. Implications for future research and professional application are discussed.

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