Student Involvement: A developmental theory for higher education

Alexander Astin


A student development theory based on student involvement is presented and described, and the implications for practice and research are discussed.


APA Citation

Astin, A. (1984). Student involvement: a developmental theory for higher education. Journal of College Student Personnel, 25, 297-308.

About the Study

Links to Article
Publication Type Journal Article
In Publication Journal of College Student Personnel
Type of Research Theoretical
Research Design Not applicable
Intervention/Areas of Study Collaborative, group, or team-based learning
Level of Analysis
Specific Populations Examined Faculty, teachers, instructors, or staff
Peer-Reviewed Yes
Specific Institutional Characteristics of Interest
Specific Course or Program Characteristics
Outcome Variables of Interest Learning effectiveness
Student Sample Size
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