M.A. in Higher Education Administration
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
College student government--New Jersey; Student government--New Jersey
Higher Education Administration
The purpose of this study was to investigate the perceived benefits of being involved in student government at Rowan University. Thirty-five undergraduate students involved in the Student Government Association (SGA) at Rowan University completed a survey to determine their perceived benefits, discover why they decided to become involved, and to determine whether there was a pattern of involvement.
The findings showed that involved students saw positive benefits in the areas of: personal development, educational, and developing social skills. Rowan University students who were involved in SGA saw positive values from their experience. The higher level of involvement a student had in SGA yielded a greater perceived value academically, socially, personally, and through skill development. No notable difference was discovered based on the demographics of GPA, ethnicity, and year in school with perceived benefits of being involved in SGA. A positive relationship between past and future involvement suggests that past involvement predicts future involvement.
Diorio, Kristen, "Perceived benefits of involvement in student government" (2007). Theses and Dissertations. 786.