Student involvement is crucial for the effectiveness and efficiency of education. Government is a major form of involvement through which students represent their peers, participate in the university's decision-making processes, and manage on-campus activities of organizations and clubs. Involvement has a visible impact on oneself, peers, faculty, administrators, and environment (educational experience). Yet, this concept has not received the proper attention, and research on its antecedents and outcomes remains scarce. The significance of this thesis lies in the incorporation of theories (e.g. emotional intelligence, experiential learning) from various fields (management, education, and psychology) to address this issue i.e. to better understand the concepts that contribute to involvement and, conversely, those that involvement contributes to. Hence, the main question is: Do learning styles, competencies (emotional, social, and cognitive), and operating philosophies account for post-education success of students involved in government experiences? This thesis comprises three studies. The first study analyzes learning styles, emotional and social competencies, and operating philosophies as antecedents of involvement. The second study analyzes the relationship between emotional, social, and cognitive competencies and involvement. Finally, the third study analyzes the impact of involvement on variables related to objective and subjective success (job offers received, life satisfaction, job satisfaction, etc.). These studies employ non-experimental research designs (survey research). The unit of analysis is the individual: international MBA students that participated in a leadership-development program at ESADE Business School (Universitat Ramon Llull). Data were collected using surveys (self-report and peer assessment) that consist of subjective and objective measures. The quality of this research is critically assessed and possible limitations and threats to validity are presented. Furthermore, implications for research and practice are provided in addition to suggestions that can be useful to educational institutions, organizations, researchers, students, and practitioners. Finally, future research lines are recommended.

ESADE

Back to home

Mouawad, Roy

Student involvement in government: Antecedents and outcomes

03/2018
itemDefault Student involvement is crucial for the effectiveness and efficiency of education. Government is a major form of involvement through which students represent their peers, participate in the university's decision-making processes, and manage on-campus activities of organizations and clubs. Involvement has a visible impact on oneself, peers, faculty, administrators, and environment (educational experience). Yet, this concept has not received the proper attention, and research on its antecedents and outcomes remains scarce. The significance of this thesis lies in the incorporation of theories (e.g. emotional intelligence, experiential learning) from various fields (management, education, and psychology) to address this issue i.e. to better understand the concepts that contribute to involvement and, conversely, those that involvement contributes to. Hence, the main question is: Do learning styles, competencies (emotional, social, and cognitive), and operating philosophies account for post-education success of students involved in government experiences? This thesis comprises three studies. The first study analyzes learning styles, emotional and social competencies, and operating philosophies as antecedents of involvement. The second study analyzes the relationship between emotional, social, and cognitive competencies and involvement. Finally, the third study analyzes the impact of involvement on variables related to objective and subjective success (job offers received, life satisfaction, job satisfaction, etc.). These studies employ non-experimental research designs (survey research). The unit of analysis is the individual: international MBA students that participated in a leadership-development program at ESADE Business School (Universitat Ramon Llull). Data were collected using surveys (self-report and peer assessment) that consist of subjective and objective measures. The quality of this research is critically assessed and possible limitations and threats to validity are presented. Furthermore, implications for research and practice are provided in addition to suggestions that can be useful to educational institutions, organizations, researchers, students, and practitioners. Finally, future research lines are recommended.
More Knowledge
Student involvement in government: Antecedents and outcomes
Mouawad, Roy
Universitat Ramon Llull (URL). ESADE

Related publications

Back to home