Examining the Relationship between Community Colleges' Caring Practices and Student Engagement Behaviors

Date
2018-10
Authors
Sharp, Stacy Durden
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Publisher
Florida Southern College
Abstract
The purpose of this ex post facto study was to examine the relationship between community colleges caring practices and student engagement behaviors. For the context of this study, caring practices were designated as orientation, college success or student success courses, and welcoming college environments. Student engagement behaviors were designated as awareness and use of face-to-face tutoring, online tutoring, math, writing, and skills labs, as well as students’ self-assessment of college readiness. Using a random sample of the Center for Community College Student Engagement’s 2014 Survey of Entering College Student Engagement cohort, Chi-square tests of independence and bivariate correlations revealed statistically significant associations between on-campus orientations and students’ awareness of tutoring services; orientation courses and students’ awareness of tutoring services; college success and student success (SLS) courses and students’ use of tutoring services; and students’ assessment of college’s welcoming environment and their self-assessment of college readiness.
Description
Dissertation presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership in the School of Education at Florida Southern College by Stacy Durden Sharp.
Keywords
Community college education, Education
Citation
Sharp, S. D. (2018). Examining the Relationship between Community Colleges' Caring Practices and Student Engagement Behaviors (Order No. 27541577). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global: The Humanities and Social Sciences Collection. (2307785166). https://www.proquest.com/dissertations-theses/examining-relationship-between-community-colleges/docview/2307785166/se-2
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