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ERIC Number: ED512547
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 182
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 48
College Student Experiences Questionnaire: Norms for the Fourth Edition
Gonyea, Robert M.; Kish, Kelly A.; Kuh, George D.; Muthiah, Richard N.; Thomas, Auden D.
College Student Experiences Questionnaire Assessment Program (NJ1)
The College Student Experiences Questionnaire (CSEQ) was developed by UCLA Professor Emeritus Dr. C. Robert Pace in the 1970s. First administered by Dr. Pace in 1979, the CSEQ Research Program formally moved its operations to Indiana University's Center for Postsecondary Research and Planning in 1994, under the direction of Chancellor's Professor George D. Kuh. Since then, the CSEQ Research Program has expanded each year in scope and function. More students complete the survey each year, and more institutions are using the survey as part of assessment strategies. In addition, the development of the College Student Expectations Questionnaire (CSXQ) complements the CSEQ in assessing incoming students' expectations of college. Several years ago, the CSEQ Research Program collaborated with the Center for Survey Research at Indiana University to develop and launch web versions of both the CSEQ and CSXQ. This paper represents an updated version of the "Tentative Norms for the Fourth Edition" (Kuh & Siegel, 2000) with a larger dataset as well as complete psychometric information for the Fourth Edition. This report is divided into six parts. Part I describes the conceptual framework, history, and content of the CSEQ. This section also introduces indices that colleges and universities can use to estimate the extent to which students are exposed to three "good practices" in undergraduate education (i.e., faculty-student contact, cooperation among students, active learning), students' capacity for life-long learning, and the quality of student experiences with diversity. Part II describes the psychometric properties of the CSEQ Fourth Edition including information about scale reliability and the factors derived from the Activity, Environment, and Gains scales. Part III is included to help readers understand the Tables and provides some other useful information for comparing local data to these national data. Part IV includes two sections: first, information about the sample and institutions represented in the norms, and second, the norms Tables. References cited in "CSEQ Norms" appear in Part V. Finally, Part VI (Appendices) contains some additional technical information about the development of this document. Appendices include: (1) CSEQ Users Since 1983; (2) College Student Experiences Questionnaire, Fourth Edition; (3) Third to Fourth Edition Changes in the CSEQ; (4) Codebook for the CSEQ Fourth Edition; (5) College Student Expectations Questionnaire, Second Edition; and (6) Institutions Represented in the Fourth Edition Norms. (Contains 19 tables and 17 figures.) [This paper was published by the College Student Experiences Questionnaire Research Program of the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research.]
College Student Experiences Questionnaire Assessment Program. Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research, 1900 East 10th Street Suite 419, Bloomington, IN 47406. Tel: 812-856-5824; Fax: 812-856-5150; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: College Student Experiences Questionnaire