The Influence of Undergraduate Students’ Academic Involvement and Learning Environment on Learning Outcomes

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Abstract

This study explores the influence of learning environment factor and academic involvement factor on students’ learning outcomes. The sample includes 3,946 undergraduates in Xi’an Jiaotong University. The variables about learning environment, academic involvement and learning outcomes are constructed in terms of the questionnaire “Xi’an Jiaotong University Undergraduate Experience Survey”. The study results indicate that learning environment and academic involvement significantly influence students’ learning outcomes. Meanwhile, the practical and policy significance of this study results in promoting students’ learning and development is also discussed.

The Influence of Undergraduate Students’ Academic Involvement and Learning Environment on Learning Outcomes

in International Journal of Chinese Education

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    The Influence of Undergraduate Students’ Academic Involvement and Learning Environment on Learning Outcomes: SEM Analysis

    (In Fig.1, F1~F9 refers to factors in each dimension, the Letters before each factor are the acronyms of various dimensions, e.g. AE stands for academic involvement/engagement)

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