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ERIC Number: ED513578
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 179
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1096-2846-3
The Relationship between Engagement and Perceived Academic, Personal, and Social Outcomes for Senior International Undergraduate Students in Research Universities
Irungu, Jane Njeri
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Kansas
The purpose of this study was to examine the extent to which five engagement benchmarks that encompass educationally purposeful activities namely: (i) level of academic challenge , (ii) active and collaborative learning ,(iii) student-faculty interaction , (iv) enriching educational experiences and (v) supportive campus environment predict various dimensions of self-reported or perceived academic, personal, and social development/growth for senior international students at Research Universities. The benchmarks were regressed against the following self-reported outcomes: (i) acquiring a broad general education, acquiring job or work-related knowledge and skills, thinking critically and analytically, working effectively with others learning effectively on your own, and understanding yourself. Results indicated that for this sub-population, a supportive campus environment and the level of academic challenge were the best predictors of the self-assessed outcomes. Students had lower means in the student-faculty interaction and enriching educational experiences indicating less engagement in these benchmarks. On average, students reported gaining more in thinking critically and analytically and acquiring a broad and general education, although their average gains were still lower compared to the grand mean for the overall NSSE 2005 sample. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Survey of Student Engagement