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ERIC Number: EJ802196
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0742-5627
The Effects of Engagement in Inquiry-Oriented Activities on Student Learning and Personal Development
Hu, Shouping; Kuh, George D.; Li, Shaoqing
Innovative Higher Education, v33 n2 p71-81 Aug 2008
Using data from the "College Student Experience Questionnaire" research program between 1998 and 2004, this study examined the effects of student engagement in inquiry-oriented activities on a range of self-reported college outcomes. The results indicate that (1) engaging in inquiry-oriented activities has significant and positive effects on a global measure of gains; (2) engagement has positive effects on some college outcomes but negative effects on others; (3) the effects of inquiry-oriented activities are conditional, with some students benefiting more than others. This study reveals the complexity of the influences of inquiry-oriented activities on college students and points to implications for institutional policies and programs that may be effective in fostering desired college outcomes.
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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 - Assessments and Surveys: College Student Experiences Questionnaire