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ERIC Number: EJ816846
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Students' Academic Success and Its Association to Student Involvement with Learning and Relationships with Faculty and Peers
Ullah, Hafeez; Wilson, Mardell A.
College Student Journal, v41 n4 p1192-1202 Dec 2007
This study examines undergraduate students' academic achievement and its association with students' involvement with learning, students' relationships with faculty and students' relationships with peers at a Midwestern public University. To examine students' academic achievement, this study uses three years of data (2003-05) collected through the administration of the National Survey of Student Engagement. Using regression analysis, the study concludes that students' active involvement with learning positively influences their academic achievement. Moreover, students' relationships with faculty influence their academic achievement significantly. The relationship between students' connection with peers and academic achievement, however, is not simple. Female students' relationships with peers influence academic achievement positively. Whereas, male students' relationships with peers influence their academic achievement negatively. These finding provide valuable information in developing curricular and co-curricular programming. However, more information is needed to determine how the male-to-male peer relationship differs from their female counterparts, and whether there is a difference in academic achievement based upon relationships that are identified as more academically based versus those that are more socially grounded. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Survey of Student Engagement