Examining the Relationship Between Student Engagement and Campus Climate: A Case in Turkey


Gunuc S., Artun H. , YİĞİT E., KESER H.

JOURNAL OF COLLEGE STUDENT RETENTION-RESEARCH THEORY & PRACTICE, 2019 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

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  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1177/1521025119894579
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF COLLEGE STUDENT RETENTION-RESEARCH THEORY & PRACTICE

Özet

Several variables have been examined in relation to student engagement at universities in the past decades. However, the number of studies conducted especially with larger groups of participants to examine certain variables such as gender, accommodation, transportation to campus, and reasons for university choice is limited. In addition, there is almost no such research carried out in the context of the Turkish society. The study aimed to examine the relationship between student engagement and campus climate with a large group of participants from all over Turkey. The study was carried out using the survey research design. The research sample covered all the geographical regions in Turkey. The sample included 7,802 students in total. In the study, the Demographic Variable Form, Student Engagement Scale, and Campus Climate Checklist were used as the measurement tools. Finally, a significant correlation was found between the university campus climate and student engagement.