How Can Living in a Hall of Residence Support the Students' Personal and Professional Development? the Case of the Collegio Di Milano

Daniela Frascaroli, Stefano Blanco, Caterina Gozzoli
2015 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Colleges, dormitories and halls of residence are crucial organizations in the students' experience. The literature concerning these structures is generally focuses on freshmen, academic performance, and psychological diseases.Less attention is given to their contribution to students' growth. This research aims at exploring the residents' perspective concerning their experience at Collegio of Milano, and if and how living there contributes to their personal and professional development. The
more » ... velopment. The Collegio di Milano is a peculiar hall of residence: it was founded by seven Universities and it hosts students enrolled in diverse Universities. A phenomenological approach was adopted; 18 residents were involved;semi-structured interviews and Life-Space Drawing were used.Remarkable results emerged concerning how this experience helps students to develop soft skills and their professional project.
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.04.673 fatcat:2pcwqfydejaxfgkpdvifibyy64