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

Jarno Einolander, Hannu Vanharanta, Ari Visa

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    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.

    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
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)9783319420691
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    Publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
    EventInternational Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics -
    Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

    Publication series

    NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
    ISSN (Print)2194-5357


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


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

    Publication forum classification

    • Publication forum level 1

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Control and Systems Engineering
    • General Computer Science


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