Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Sociology and Anthropology


Since Willard Waller first presented the study “The Rating and Dating Complex” to the social science world in 1973, there has been an increasing interest in the study of college student life. Many social scientists have presented their work on this subject to the academic world. Among them are such studies as Becker et al. Boys in White (1961), Becker et al. Making the Grade (1968), Bushnell’s “Student Culture at Vassar” (1962), Dave and Hare’s “Button-Down Culture” (1956), Clark and Trow’s “Determination of the Subculture of College Students” (1966), and Hartshorne’s “Undergraduate Society and the College” (1943). Each approaches subculture from a slightly different perspective, but each has one thing in common with all others: the desire to present an objective study of college life.


The Impact of Peer Groups upon Student Subcultures: An Exploratory Study. A Thesis Presented to the Graduate Faculty of the Department of Sociology University of Nebraska at Omaha. In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Masters of Arts. Copyright 1974 Trudy Ann Bohrer.

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