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Psicologia Ensino & Formação

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POLYDORO, Soely A. J.  and  CARNEIRO, Ana Maria Alves. General Education Students Engagement and Belonging in Academic Life. Psicol. Ensino & Form. [online]. 2016, vol.7, n.1, pp. 18-30. ISSN 2177-2061.

This article explores the process of engagement and belonging in academic life, its domains and impacts on academic performance of 168 students of Interdisciplinary Higher Education Program (PROFIS) from the University of Campinas (Unicamp) - 2012 and 2013 classes. The data were obtained by the use of a scale of academic life, with 34 items, distributed in the dimensions: university environment, commitment to the course, student skills, involvement in non-mandatory activities and conditions for the study. The results about engagement and belonging in academic life were discussed in relation to the time of the course (end of the first and second year), academic status (active or graduated) and academic performance (coefficient of performance). Given the role of engagement into university life to student success, the article highlights the challenge faced by the institutions for manage the program.

Keywords : academic performance; higher education; coefficient of performance.

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