Hu, Yueh Luen
National Chengchi University, Taiwan, ROC (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ching, Gregory S.*
Lunghwa University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, ROC (email@example.com)
National Chengchi University, Taiwan, ROC (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The US’s National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) have long shown that students’ engagement such as the level of academic challenge, active and collaborative learning, student-faculty interaction, enriching educational experiences, and supportive campus environment, have all contributed to the desired outcomes in college. In Taiwan, a national dataset called the Freshman-Junior Student Survey (FJSS); wherein 49,609 students were surveyed, was used to gather information regarding students’ learning experiences. Using the NSSE as a model, this paper details the quantitative analysis of the FJSS with the aim of developing a Taiwan student engagement model (TSEM). Results show that the TSEM both contains conceptual factors derived from the NSSE and contextual issues that are only found in Taiwan. Lastly, the psychometric properties of the TSEM were validated using the confirmatory factor analysis.
Keywords: student engagement; school involvement; quantitative study; confirmatory factor analysis; Taiwan; national database