A new theoretical model through which to examine student residence life outcomes

Michelle Wing-tung CHENG*

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To understand students’ development through their unique residential experiences, a new model is proposed to explain factors that affect students’ hall involvement, particularly in regard to how various residential experiences may result in different student residence life outcomes. The model is built upon a preliminary framework that consists of the input-environment-output model (Astin’s student involvement theory) and the presage-process-product (3P) model. It is crucial to first understand how the residential environment has impacts on student involvement and development, before any practical recommendations or interventions are given to the residential community. Adopting this new model can enable researchers and stakeholders to better understand student dynamics in university residential settings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEvolving Landscape of Residential Education : Enhancing Students’ Learning in University Residential Halls
EditorsSamuel Kai Wah CHU, Kevin Kin Man YUE, Christina Wai-Mui Yu, Elaine Suk Ching LIU, Chun Chau SZE, Kevin CONN, Elsie ONG, Michelle Wing-tung CHENG, Jingyuan FU, Shida HOU
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9789811689062
ISBN (Print)9789811689055, 9789811689086
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Residential experiences
  • Residential outcomes
  • Theory of student involvement
  • Presage-process-product model


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