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Partner Poll Results:

Are you a member of the Partners’ Club?
A. 53.3% Yes
B. 46.7% No
Number of responses: 184

Are you employed?
A.57.3% Yes
B. 42.7% No
Number of responses: 185

If No above:, are you not working by choice or circumstances?
A. 52.6% Choice
B. 47.4% Circumstances
Number of responses: 95

General Experiences:

In my first week, I felt welcomed and integrated as part of the HBS Community.
A. 12.8% Strongly agree
B. 38.3% Agree
C. 23.9% Neutral
D. 19.4% Disagree
E. 5.6% Strongly disagree
Number of responses: 180

After 3 months, I felt welcomed and integrated as part of the HBS Community.
A. 10.9% Strongly agree
B. 50.3% Agree
C. 20.8% Neutral
D. 15.8% Disagree
E. 2.2% Strongly disagree
Number of responses: 183

Today, I feel welcome and integrated as part of the HBS Community.
A. 22.3% Strongly agree
B. 46.2% Agree
C. 20.1% Neutral
D. 9.2% Disagree
E. 2.2% Strongly disagree
Number of responses: 184

If asked tomorrow, by a potential Students Spouse or Partner, the following statement is how I would describe my HBS experience.
A. 27.6% It’s been great, you’re going to have a blast.
B. 47.6% It’s been hard at times, but we have enjoyed it overall.
C. 13.0% It’s OK.
D. 10.3% We had some fun, but you need to think hard if this is what you really need as a couple.
E. 1.6% We probably wouldn’t have come if we knew what we know now.
Number of responses: 185

The HBS social dynamics caused an issue by creating a shift in balance in our relationship. (i.e. would a more comprehensive/different schedule of Partners’ Club events, competing with Section events, have given you more say in arranging a more balanced social life, in the early weeks?
A. 8.5% Strongly agree
B. 33.3% Agree
C. 36.7% Neutral
D. 14.7% Disagree
E. 6.8% Strongly Disagree
Number of responses: 177

Living on campus helped me to make friends because of frequency of chance meetings with other spouses/partners. (eg bumping into someone in the elevator)
A. 11.4% Strongly agree
B. 20.5% Agree
C. 50.0% Neutral
D. 12.5% Disagree
E. 5.7% Strongly disagree
Number of responses: 88

Living on campus was a drawback because I could never “escape” HBS.
A. 2.3% Strongly agree
B. 9.2% Agree
C. 48.3% Neutral
D. 25.3% Disagree
E. 14.9% Strongly disagree
Number of responses: 87

Normally, in social situations, HBS students treat me with appropriate respect and courtesy.
A. 25.5% Strongly agree
B. 50.5% Agree
C. 15.2% Neutral
D. 6.0% Disagree
E. 2.7% Strongly disagree
Number of responses: 184

On occasion, some HBS students have treated me rudely or without respect, because I am a spouse/partner and not an HBS student.
A. 11.4% Strongly Agree
B. 31.4% Agree
C. 16.8% Neutral
D. 24.3% Disagree
E. 16.2% Strongly disagree
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Number of responses: 185

On occasion, I have avoided Section events with my spouse/partner because I feel unwelcome / ignored/ irrelevant.
A. 12.5% Strongly agree
B. 33.2% Agree
C. 19.0% Neutral
D. 22.8% Disagree
E. 12.5% Strongly disagree
Number of responses: 184

I think that the single students assume that the spouses/partners are having as much of an enriching experience as they are, and/or are indifferent to the issues facing spouses/partners.
A. 12.6% Strongly agree
B. 44.3% Agree
C. 27.3% Neutral
D. 14.8% Disagree
E. 1.1% Strongly disagree
Number of responses: 183

June 2, 2003
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