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ERIC Number: EJ1169938
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1527-9316
College Connectedness: The Student Perspective
Jorgenson, Derek A.; Farrell, Laura C.; Fudge, Julie L.; Pritchard, Andrew
Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v18 n1 p75-95 Jan 2018
Connectedness and integration are essential elements of student satisfaction, academic success, and retention. Despite its importance in the lives of college students, research on connectedness has approached the concept from definitional perspectives other than those of students. This multi-study explores connectedness from the student perspective while drawing from social identity theory and student involvement theory. In Study 1, students described their experiences and perceptions of connectedness in focus groups. Study 2 built on the qualitative findings of Study 1 and empirically tested connectedness as defined by the students. Results of the study indicate the need for a student definition of connectedness and provide practical suggestions for institutions of higher education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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