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ERIC Number: EJ1153085
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0260-2938
Students' Course Experience and Engagement: An Attempt to Bridge Two Lines of Research on the Quality of Undergraduate Education
Yin, Hongbiao; Ke, Zheng
Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, v42 n7 p1145-1158 2017
This study attempts to bridge two current lines of research on the quality of undergraduate education, i.e. students' course experiences and engagement. Defining student engagement from a psychological perspective, this study explores the relationships between students' course experiences and their motivation and engagement with a sample of 882 Chinese undergraduates who participated in a questionnaire survey. The results of structural equation modelling indicate that, although clear goals and standards, generic skills and appropriate workload positively relate to student engagement, appropriate assessment has a dual effect, while good teaching and emphasis on independence have undesirable, negative effects on students' motivation and engagement. These findings reveal the potential of combining the two lines of research, and reflect some characteristics of teaching and learning in Chinese higher education institutions. The results have implications for enhancing the quality of undergraduate education in China.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China
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