Motivation Behind Over Involvement at Small Private Institutions
Students are encouraged to pursue professional and social opportunities during their undergraduate career but some students have the tendency to over commit themselves to these opportunities. This research seeks to understand the motivation behind these students when it comes to these students’ over involvement by asking: 1.)What are the motivations behind over involvement in students at small private institutions? 2.) How would students define over involvement? Utilizing a phenomenological qualitative approach, the researcher conducted interviews with undergraduate students from two small private institutions. The results indicate that students' motivation behind over involvement varies between each student and that there is a similarity between the two small private institutions. Most of the students’ motivation is driven by external influences. This study can be further utilized to understand over involvement at other institution types as well as helping student affairs practitioners understand how to help students that they would consider over involved.
Graham F. Hunter
Primary Advisor's Department
Stander Symposium project, student affairs, School of Education and Health Sciences
"Motivation Behind Over Involvement at Small Private Institutions" (2021). Stander Symposium Projects. 2318.