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ERIC Number: ED538936
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 145
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-2672-1297-9
Using the National Survey of Student Engagement as a Tool to Determine Influences of Overall Student Satisfaction with the College Experience and Help Define Student-Centeredness
Griffith, Sunday D.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Toledo
Many colleges and universities have a desire to become more student-centered, yet some struggle with establishing what student-centered means to them. Without a clear definition, it is difficult to determine which areas to strengthen in order to become more student-centered. The purpose of this study was to examine results from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) to decipher what variables influence overall student satisfaction with the college experience and to create a statistical model to help define student-centeredness. The driving theory of this study was Alexander Astin's student involvement theory. A connection has been made in this study to link student involvement and student-centeredness. A subset of the NSSE national dataset was used to conduct a blocked stepwise regression to determine which student involvement variables influence student satisfaction. The significant predictors of student satisfaction were then used to create a regression model for other colleges and universities to use with their NSSE data to determine which of those items best predict satisfaction on their campuses, which will help to define student-centeredness for that institution. The University of Toledo NSSE data was used as an example of how the model can be utilized and to demonstrate how the results can help formulate a definition of student-centeredness. [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 - Location: Ohio
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Survey of Student Engagement