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ERIC Number: ED549656
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 158
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2672-9291-9
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Student Engagement and Character at Council of Christian College and University (CCCU) Institutions
Miller, Kelly Burnley
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Kansas
The focus of this research is in the area of student engagement and character at schools affiliated with the Coalition of Christian Colleges and Universities. As the researcher, I specifically used a data set purchased from the National Survey of Student Engagement. Such a study is important in order to test my hypothesis that the more engaged a student is, the higher his or her self-reported gains in character will be. Findings from this research indicate that seniors have higher self-reported gains in character development than freshmen and seniors rated their institutions higher than freshmen on all the benchmarks except Supportive Campus Environment. In addition, results show that all of the relationships between the student engagement benchmarks and character were significant and positive. More specifically, Supportive Campus Environment was the most strongly correlated with the dependent variable of character. Supportive Campus Environment was also the best predictor of character for freshmen and seniors combined, freshmen, and seniors. For seniors, Supportive Campus Environment, Active and Collaborative Learning and Enriching Educational Experiences were the best predictors of character. For freshmen, Academic Challenge and Student-Faculty Interaction were the best predictors of character. In addition, the same variables were not predictive for both groups. Student-Faculty Interaction was not predictive for seniors, but it was predictive for freshmen while Active and Collaborative Learning was not predictive for freshmen, but it was predictive for seniors. [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: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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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