Student engagement at rural public associate's colleges in Northern Alabama

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dc.contributor Bray, Nathaniel J.
dc.contributor Jolly, James L.
dc.contributor Katsinas, Stephen G.
dc.contributor Urban, Wayne J.
dc.contributor.advisor Hardy, David E. Williamson, Aletta Coleman 2017-03-01T16:52:21Z 2017-03-01T16:52:21Z 2013
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0001399
dc.identifier.other Williamson_alatus_0004D_11758
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract Student engagement is discussed often throughout higher education. It is expressed differently in various contexts of education. This study sought to determine differences in engagement between students enrolled at rural community college students using secondary data from the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE). This study was grounded in Kuh's (2001) student engagement theory. Descriptive and inferential statistics were employed to analyze the data and to answer the research questions. This study defined engagement by using the five CCSSE benchmarks of student engagement. The sample used for this study included students who participated in the 2012 CCSSE Cohort at three rural community colleges in northern Alabama. The results of this study revealed that differences in engagement experiences do exist between students based on the following student characteristics: gender, race/ethnicity, age, generation, enrollment status, and college readiness. This study also revealed that lack of finances is the most commonly reported challenged for students, in spite of the characteristics mentioned above. The research also determined that students at these institutions seldom participate in co-curricular activities. However, they are engaged in activities related to their coursework.
dc.format.extent 149 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Higher education administration
dc.title Student engagement at rural public associate's colleges in Northern Alabama
dc.type thesis
dc.type text University of Alabama. Dept. of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies Higher Education Administration The University of Alabama doctoral Ph.D.

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