ERIC Number: EJ698744
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 31
A Measure of College Student Course Engagement
Handelsman, Mitchell M.; Briggs, William L.; Sullivan, Nora; Towler, Annette
Journal of Educational Research, v98 n3 p184 Jan-Feb 2005
Student engagement is considered an important predictor of student achievement, but few researchers have attempted to derive a valid and reliable measure of college student engagement in particular courses. In 2 studies, we developed and explored the validity of a measure of student engagement, the Student Course Engagement Questionnaire (SCEQ). Exploratory factor analysis revealed 4 dimensions of college student engagement that were distinct and reliable: skills engagement, participation/interaction engagement, emotional engagement, and performance engagement. We reported evidence of the convergent and discriminant validity of the measure. In particular, we found relationships between factors on the SCEQ and self-report measures of engagement, endorsement of self-theories, goal preferences, and grades.
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Validity, Factor Analysis, College Students, Student Attitudes, Student Participation, Questionnaires, Time on Task, Grades (Scholastic), Goal Orientation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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