Student Engagement of STEM-specialized Institutions : A Comparative Study Employing Propensity Score Matching(PSM)

경향점수매칭을 통한 과학기술특성화대학 재학생의 학습참여(student engagement) 분석 : 일반 종합대학 이공계열 및 인문사회계열 학생과 비교

  • Received : 2017.03.29
  • Accepted : 2017.05.10
  • Published : 2017.05.31

Abstract

This study investigated student engagement of STEM-specialized higher education institutions in comparison with students from humanities & social science and STEM majors, respectively. By doing so, the study aimed to find the effects of the characteristics of STEM disciplines and organizational culture of STEM-specialized small-sized institutions on student engagement. The students majoring STEM disciplines, regardless of the organizational types, showed lower reflective-integrative learning experiences compared to students on humanities & social science disciplines. In contrast, students of STEM-specialized institutions reported significantly higher levels of peer relationship and student-faculty interaction in comparison with humanities & social science students and STEM students of general higher education institutions. Finally, the study suggests policy implications for STEM education.

Keywords

STEM;Student Engagement;PSM;Environment

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