Adding value: Learning communities and student engagement

Chun Mei Zhao, George D. Kuh

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This study examines the relationships between participating in learning communities and student engagement in a range of educationally purposeful activities of first-year and senior students from 365 4-year institutions. The findings indicate that participating in a learning community is positively linked to engagement as well as student self-reported outcomes and overall satisfaction with college.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)115-138
Number of pages24
JournalResearch in Higher Education
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • College students
  • Effective educational practices
  • Integrative learning
  • Learning communities
  • Student development
  • Student engagement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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