Title

Do High-Achieving Students Benefit From Honors College Participation? A Look at Student Engagement for First-Year Students and Seniors

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-2018

Keywords

honors college, student engagement, higher education, survey

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1177/0162353218781753

Abstract

This study investigates findings from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), comparing various aspects of student engagement between honors college and general education students. Responses from 1,339 honors college students and 7,191 general education students across 15 different universities suggest a positive impact for honors college participation on reflective and integrative learning, use of learning strategies, collaborative learning, diverse discussions, student–faculty interaction, and quality of interactions for first-year students, even when controlling for student and institutional characteristics. For senior students, honors college participation was related to more frequent student–faculty interaction. Potential experiential and curricular reasons for these differences are discussed, along with implications for educators, researchers, parents, and students.

Was this content written or created while at USF?

Yes

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Journal for the Education of the Gifted, v. 41, issue 3, p. 217-241

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