ERIC Number: EJ852947
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
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Value Perceptions as Influences upon Engagement
Swanson, Lee A.
Innovative Higher Education, v34 n4 p269-281 Oct 2009
This study was designed to assess whether changes in stakeholders' perceptions about the value generated by an institution might influence the nature of their engagement with it. Quantitative and qualitative analysis of research data revealed a positive correlation between stakeholders who believed an institution generated social or economic value and those who had higher levels of involvement with it. The results also indicated that the nature of this stakeholder engagement with the institution would change if their perceptions were altered regarding the value it generated. These important new insights fill a gap in institutional-stakeholder engagement theory and can help inform leaders as they consider engagement strategies.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Correlation, Stakeholders, Value Judgment, Organizational Theories, Motivation Techniques, Beliefs, College Role, College Environment, Educational Policy, College Administration, Administrative Principles, Economic Factors, Social Values, Participation, Institutional Characteristics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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