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Master’s students’ commitment and engagement in their course behavior

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Details

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
Pages59-68
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783319420691
DOIs
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
Volume498
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Conference

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

Abstract

Student commitment is a major concern for universities around the world. Research has indicated that students’ psychological attachment to their university, in other words commitment, can be a major predictor of student retention, as well as affecting many other attitudes and types of behavior. This makes university commitment critical to university success. The present study seeks to find out whether there is a relation between students’ grades and the degree of their engagement and commitment, using the Evolute approach. The research group in this study consisted of master’s degree students studying in faculties of Business and Built Environment and Computing and Electrical Engineering. In the newly developed instrument, respondents assessed 124 unique statements regarding their current situation and their vision for the future. This score and its sub-scores are compared in relation to individual course grades.

Keywords

  • Commitment, Engagement, Fuzzy logic, Human resource management, Leadership, Master students

Publication forum classification

Field of science, Statistics Finland