You are here

Faculty Research Orientation, Undergraduate Research Activities and Student Outcomes

Title: Faculty Research Orientation, Undergraduate Research Activities and Student Outcomes.
Name(s): Scheuch, Kathyrine L., 1972-, author
Hu, Shouping, professor directing dissertation
Gayles, Joy Gaston, professor co-directing dissertation
Cottle, Paul D., outside committee member
Schwartz, Robert A., committee member
Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2007
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This study examined the impact of faculty variables (research-oriented, teaching-oriented, percent of external funding) on student participation in undergraduate research and creative activities and educational gains. Faculty who were research-oriented or who had external research funds increased the odds of students participating in research activities. Research orientation and external funding also positively affected the types of activities in which students participated. Faculty who were teaching-oriented had a positive effect on student gains in the areas of judgment, quantitative, and work skills but had negative effects on student GPA and post-baccalaureate plans. With regards to student characteristics, seniors were more likely to participate in research and to participate in a wider range of activities than junios. Additionally, Black students were less likely to participate as laboratory technicians than White students and were also found to have lower GPAs. When compared to their White peers, Hispanic students had higher gains in the areas of communication and general education. Overall, students who participated in research had higher levels of gains in all of the areas examined (overall gains; communication and general education; judgment, quantitative, and work skills; GPA; and post-baccalaureate plans). The differential effects of academic discipline on student participation in research, the various research and creative activities, and gains were also examined in this study.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-2017 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation Submitted to the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Doctor of Education.
Degree Awarded: Fall Semester, 2007.
Date of Defense: October 29, 2007.
Keywords: Undergraduate Education, Faculty Research, Undergraduate Research
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Shouping Hu, Professor Directing Dissertation; Joy Gaston Gayles, Professor Co-Directing Dissertation; Paul D. Cottle, Outside Committee Member; Robert A. Schwartz, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Education
Persistent Link to This Record:
Owner Institution: FSU

Choose the citation style.
Scheuch, K. L. (2007). Faculty Research Orientation, Undergraduate Research Activities and Student Outcomes. Retrieved from