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ERIC Number: ED478773
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 24
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The Influence of Academically-Focused Peer Interaction on College Students' Development.
Moran, E. Thomas; Gonyea, Thomas
This study examined the extent to which each of four factors contributes to students' estimates of their development in college. These factors are: (1) student/faculty interaction; (3) student involvement; (3) quality of a student's effort; and (4) peer interaction. A mail survey was completed by 484 students. The instrument used was the College Student Experience Questionnaire (C. Pace, 1983), a measure of the quality and level of college student involvement in a range of campus activities. Academically related peer interaction was found to make a greater contribution to students' estimates of gains than did the other three factors. Peer interaction had a strong predictive capacity for student outcomes, surpassing, by a considerable extent, the other factors. (Contains 2 tables and 69 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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