Association between Student Engagement and Resilience in the Context of COVID-19
During the global COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, many universities shifted their focus to hosting classes and events online for their student population in order to keep them engaged. The present study investigated whether an association exists between student engagement (an individual’s engagement with class and campus) and resilience. A single-shot survey was administered to 200 participants currently enrolled as undergraduate students at Arizona State University. A multiple regression analysis and Pearson correlations were calculated. A moderate, significant correlation was found between student engagement (total score) and resilience. A significant correlation was found between cognitive engagement (student’s approach and understanding of his learning) and resilience and between valuing and resilience. Contrary to expectations, participation was not associated with resilience. Potential explanations for these results were explored and practical applications for the university were discussed.
- Emmanuelli, Michelle (Author)
- Jimenez Arista, Laura (Thesis director)
- Sever, Amy (Committee member)
- College of Integrative Sciences and Arts (Contributor)
- Barrett, The Honors College (Contributor)