The single best predictor of the success of university sponsored student development activities is the degree to which the students are engaged in these activities (Kuh, 2007). Sax (2008) observes though that much of our understanding of the impact of the college experience is based on the study of students in the aggregate, with relatively little work done on how the college environment differentially influences men and women. The present work investigated gender differences among Emerging Adults (ages 18- 29) (Arnett, 2000) in their engagement of university sponsored activities at a small faith based university located in Northern California. The study found that women were significantly more engaged in student government while men were significantly more engaged in sports. Recommendations are made for institutional policy and future research.
Shuster, Melvin P.
"Gender Differences in Student Engagement among Emerging Adults Attending a Small Faith-Based University,"
Growth: The Journal of the Association for Christians in Student Development: Vol. 10:
10, Article 4.
Available at: https://pillars.taylor.edu/acsd_growth/vol10/iss10/4
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