Seeking Value Beyond Meal Points: Investigating Support for Residential Life Professionals

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Manjari Agrawal
Leslie W. Boey
Drew Donaldson
Monica Fung
Lindsey Snow
Meredith D. Young

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This assessment of Residential Life at Indiana University-Bloomington (IUB) investigates the support that residential life professionals feel from their department. Framing the study with the Culturally Engaging Campus Environments (CECE) model’s definition of holistic support (Museus, 2014), the research team asked (1) what constitutes support for professionals in Residential Life at IUB? and (2) do residence life professionals feel supported? As results were analyzed from an 82-item questionnaire, the team found that feelings of support depended largely on position in the department and that support connected to feeling valued. The findings provided further support for Museus’s definition and can provide insights for other institutions in evaluating their support for employees.

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Agrawal, M., Boey, L., Donaldson, D., Fung, M., Snow, L., & Young, M. (2018). Seeking Value Beyond Meal Points: Investigating Support for Residential Life Professionals. Journal of the Student Personnel Association at Indiana University. Retrieved from https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/jiuspa/article/view/25694
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