The University Residence Environment Scale (URES) focuses on student-student and student-staff relationships and the organizational structure of a living group. The URES has been used widely in student living groups and in program evaluation and counseling. The Scale can also be completed by observers and other nonresidents, such as parents and student visitors. It provides accurate information about student living groups and encourages staff to become involved in program planning and design.
As one of the Social Climate Scales, the URES assesses the social climate of university student living groups, such as residence halls, fraternities, sororities, & cooperative residence units. It measures: involvement, emotional support, independence, traditional social orientation, competition, academic achievement, intellectuality, order & organization, student influence and innovation.
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