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Chipchase, Lucy; Davidson, Megan; Blackstock, Felicity; Bye, Ros; Clothier, Peter; Klupp, Nerida; Nickson, Wendy; Turner, Deborah; Williams, Mark – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
Much has been written about why students engage in academic studies at university, with less attention given to the concept of disengagement. Understanding the risks and factors associated with student disengagement from learning provides opportunities for targeted remediation. The aims of this review were to (i) explore how student disengagement…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Alienation, Higher Education, College Students
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Zilvinskis, John – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
High-impact practices (HIPs), such as undergraduate research, internships, and senior-capstone projects, are prominent within the academy. Scholars surmise aspects of HIP quality (e.g., student effort, peer collaboration, and faculty interaction) are related to desired outcomes for students (e.g., engagement, GPA, and satisfaction). Using data…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Quality, Undergraduate Students, Student Research
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Langan, A. Mark; Harris, W. Edwin – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
The purpose of this study is to use machine learning and exploratory data analysis to interrogate patterns of metrics from a national-level student survey. Analysis of over 1.8 million returns detected long-term stability of the predictors of student satisfaction, with survey items relating to course management and teaching being consistently most…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Student Surveys, Research Methodology, Predictor Variables
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Miller, Angie L.; Rocconi, Louis M.; Dumford, Amber D. – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
High-impact practices (HIPs) are important co-curricular educational experiences in post-secondary education, as they promote learning, development, and persistence among students. The goal of this study was to extend the research on HIPs to explore potential connections with HIP participation and career outcomes. Using data from the National…
Descriptors: College Seniors, Educational Practices, Education Work Relationship, Career Planning
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Payne, Geoff – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2018
Most undergraduates' main, hands-on involvement in student engagement is completing satisfaction surveys, such as the U.K. National Student Survey (NSS), whose findings make significant contributions to university policy formation. It is therefore important that these surveys produce reliable and valid data, but previous and current NSS versions…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Undergraduate Students, College Freshmen, College Seniors
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Hsieh, Tzu-Ling – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, 2014
The purpose of this study is to understand predictors of different learning outcomes among various student background characteristics, types of learning motivation and engagement behaviors. 178 junior students were surveyed at a 4-year research university in Taiwan. The scales of motivation, engagement and perceived learning outcomes were adapted…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Motivation, Learner Engagement, Prediction