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ERIC Number: ED547802
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 198
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-2675-3635-8
The Relationship between Student Engagement and the Development of Character in Mission Driven Faith-Based Colleges and Universities as Measured by the National Survey of Student Engagement
Turi, David M.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Seton Hall University
For many institutions devoted to their mission, especially those that state as their goal the promotion of character development, the need for measurement tools becomes a priority. These tools can by used not only to assess the stated outcomes, but also to guide institutional policies, practices, and improvements. The purpose of this study is to determine whether educationally purposeful activities and institutional type are related to the student development of character and how these relationships differ across institutional type. The data from senior students at four-year institutions who completed the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) were used. Descriptive and ordinal logistic regression was performed to examine whether a relationship between educationally purposeful activities, student characteristics, behaviors, and institutional type and the student development of a deepened sense of spirituality, a personal code of values and ethnics, and an understanding of people of different racial and ethnic backgrounds exists. The findings of this study suggest that educationally purposeful activities are related to the development of character and that the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) is a useful tool in assisting mission driven faith-based institutions in the assessment of their student development of character. [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