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ERIC Number: ED520479
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
Using SEM to Describe the Infusion of Civic Engagement into the Campus Culture
Billings, Meredith S.; Terkla, Dawn Geronimo
Association for Institutional Research (NJ1), Paper presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research (50th, Chicago, IL, May 29-Jun 2, 2010)
This study assesses whether Tufts University's campus culture was successful at infusing civic-mindedness in all undergraduates. Civically-minded undergraduates were defined as students who were involved in civic engagement activities as well as those who held civic attitudes and values. A structural equation model was developed and findings revealed that the campus environment had a significant positive impact on civic values and beliefs and a positive indirect effect on civic engagement activities. The model confirmed that there is a supportive campus culture and provides evidence that the institution's mission is successful and verifiable. Sample of Civic Engagement Questions from Senior Survey is appended. (Contains 2 tables, 2 figures and 8 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Institutional Research
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts