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ERIC Number: EJ1146327
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0897-5264
Undergraduate Research Participation Is Associated with Improved Student Outcomes at a Hispanic-Serving Institution
Collins, Timothy W.; Grineski, Sara E.; Shenberger, Jessica; Morales, Xiaodan; Morera, Osvaldo F.; Echegoyen, Lourdes E.
Journal of College Student Development, v58 n4 p583-600 May 2017
Few scholars have comprehensively examined benefits of undergraduate research (UGR) participation for students at an institution campus-wide. In this study we examined benefits of UGR participation at a Hispanic-majority institution using National Survey of Student Engagement data. Generalized estimating equations were used to examine the influence of UGR participation on 5 student outcomes: gains in knowledge and skills, institutional support, overall satisfaction, grade point average, and student-faculty interaction. Results indicate that UGR participation is a robust positive predictor of all 5 outcomes. We provide insights into strategies for enhancing the beneficial impacts of UGR participation, especially for students from underrepresented groups.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) (DHHS/NIH); National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIH//DHHS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Survey of Student Engagement
Grant or Contract Numbers: P20MD008700; RL5GM118969; UL1GM118970; TL4GM118971