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.
Pace, C. R. Measuring the quality of student effort. Current issues in higher education, 10-16.
|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|
|Specific Institutional Characteristics of Interest|
|Specific Course or Program Characteristics|
|Outcome Variables of Interest|
|Student Sample Size||500 +|