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ERIC Number: EJ906698
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
Perceptions of College Students with and without Disabilities and Effects of STEM and Non-STEM Enrollment on Student Engagement and Institutional Involvement
Hedrick, Brad; Dizen, Muge; Collins, Kim; Evans, John; Grayson, Tom
Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, v23 n2 p129-136 2010
In a college student sample (n = 4,467) chosen among the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) participants in 2006, group differences based on disability (i.e., no disability, single primary disability, multiple primary disabilities) were examined on five NSSE benchmarks of student engagement and institutional performance (i.e., academic challenge, active and collaborative learning, student-faculty interaction, enriching educational experiences, supportive campus environment) and taking into account curricular status (i.e., Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics-STEM, non-STEM). Students with disabilities differed from their counterparts without disabilities in their perceptions related to student-faculty interactions and the extent to which they experienced supportive campus environments. Students with disabilities were significantly more favorable in their perceptions of student-faculty interactions, but reported significantly less favorable supportiveness of their respective campus environments. Although curricular status had independent effects on most of the measured outcomes, no compounding effects of curricular status on disability status were found.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Survey of Student Engagement