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ERIC Number: EJ1055572
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1443-2110
Student Engagement in Two Countries: A Comparative Study Using National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Data
Kandiko, C. B.
Journal of Institutional Research, v14 n1 p71-86 Nov 2008
To compare college and university student engagement in two countries with different responses to global forces, Canada and the United States (US), a series of hierarchical linear regression (HLM) models were developed to analyse data from the 2006 administration of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). Overall, students in the U.S. are more engaged, particularly in areas of active and collaborative learning and student-faculty interaction. This study identified areas of student engagement in both countries that administrators and researchers should investigate more thoroughly: Canadian and U.S. students in education and professional fields of study were more engaged generally, whereas Canadian students in the arts and humanities, and life and social sciences were less engaged than their peers. This large-scale quantitative comparative study provides insights and recommendations for future crossnational comparisons in higher education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Survey of Student Engagement
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