AN EXPLORATORY STUDY ON STUDENTS' ACADEMIC ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITIES

  • Asst. Prof. Nucharee Supatn

Abstract

Since student engagement in academic activities is generally considered a qualifiedpredictor of learning and personal development, this exploratory research study was conducted to find a tool to objectively measure students 'academic engagement activities. The main constructs of the tool named the "Student academic report questionnaire, " were firstly replicatedfrom the well-known "National Survey of Student Engagement" (NSSE) developed by Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research and Planning, but the details were modified to be congruent with the Thai educational and environmental context. The validity, reliability, and credibility ofthe tool were examined with the data gatheredfrom two-wavepilot surveys. Factor analysis and reliability analyses were performed, and the results showed high construct validity and internal consistency with an alpha-coefficient of 0.83420.9118. A questionnaire was primarily used to collect data. The initial sets ofdata on students 'academic engagement activities were gathered and analyzed.

Published
2018-02-15
Section
Articles