Measuring the Quality of Student Effort

C.R. Pace




Noting that accountability for student success is a joint effort between students and the institution, this study looks at how students interact with facilities and academic resources in order to achieve. Using a 14-point scale that measures usage/engage with resources from the library and the classroom to residence halls and the student union, the researchers find that increased engagement correlates with increased academic progress. Likewise, they find that race and background characteristics do not matter as much as effort spent studying or other agency-minded activities.

APA Citation

Pace, C. R. Measuring the quality of student effort. Current issues in higher education, 10-16.

About the Study

Links to Article
Publication Type Book Chapter
In Publication Current Issues in Higher Education
Type of Research Quantitative
Research Design Survey research (qualitative or quantitative)
Intervention/Areas of Study
Level of Analysis Student-level
Specific Populations Examined Undergraduates
Peer-Reviewed Unknown
Specific Institutional Characteristics of Interest
Specific Course or Program Characteristics
Outcome Variables of Interest
Student Sample Size 500 +
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