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Development of students’ commitment over time—case study from a finnish university of technology

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Human Factors, Business Management, Training and Education
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Human Factors, Business Management and Society
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783319420691
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
ISSN (Print)2194-5357


ConferenceInternational Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics
Period1/01/00 → …


Using a fuzzy logic-based application that utilizes linguistic scale values, we have evaluated commitment and engagement of five individual university students from Finland studying Industrial Management and Engineering from bachelor’s to master’s level. The data was gathered over one year and the students answered the application three times during different management courses. This research paper concentrates on analyzing three different commitment categories to see whether there has been change over time, as expected. Our assumption is that academic commitment and engagement toward studies tend to increase as studies progress and students approach graduation.


  • Academic, Commitment, Evaluation

Publication forum classification

Field of science, Statistics Finland