Satisfaction with Campus Involvement and College Student Academic Success

Pauley, Carissa (2019) Satisfaction with Campus Involvement and College Student Academic Success. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Carey Bernini Dowling from Psychology, The University of Mississippi.


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Abstract Previous research has shown there are multiple benefits to overall development and well-being of an individual when they obtain social belongingness (Begen & Turner-Cobb, 2015; Maslow, 1943; Osterman, 2000; Sirgy, 1986). Additionally, social belonging has been shown to have multiple positive effects in the lives of college students (Pittman and Richmond, 2008). The main objective of this study was to help determine whether the satisfaction a college student feels toward the quantity and quality of their social involvement in campus organizations is a predictor of academic success. Participants completed measures assessing academic involvement, satisfaction with The University of Mississippi, quality of campus interpersonal relationships, satisfaction with life, social involvement, peer attachment, satisfaction with involvement, and demographics. There was a positive correlation between student involvement and GPA, r = .202, p = .043, n = 101. Academic involvement, satisfaction with college, quality of interpersonal relationships on campus, satisfaction with life, number of campus organizations, and peer attachment, significantly predicted that semester’s official GPA, F(9, 98) = 2.510, p = .013. Furthermore, there is a meaningful difference in students’ satisfaction with their level of involvement between students who do not have any campus involvement and students who are involved in just one organization. This research is meaningful because it shows that getting involved in campus organizations, even in small amounts, can impact college students’ individual needs and academic success. key words: success, academic, grade point averages, satisfaction, college, student, campus

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Pauley, Carissa
Student's Degree Program(s): B.A. in Psychology
Thesis Advisor: Carey Bernini Dowling
Thesis Advisor's Department: Psychology
Institution: The University of Mississippi
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Depositing User: Carissa Pauley
Date Deposited: 16 May 2019 19:45
Last Modified: 16 May 2019 19:45

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