M.A. Higher Education
Department of Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Burton R. Sisco
mattering, connection, engagement
Student affairs services; Undergraduates--Services for
The purpose of this study was to determine the attitudes of student participants of the Rowan After Hours’ program on mattering. The subjects of this study were 400 Rowan University student participants of the Rowan After Hours program. Data were collected using a variation of the College Mattering Inventory (Tovar et al., 2009) which contains a 37 Likert scale statements consisting of seven subscales that sought to determine students’ attitudes toward mattering in seven subscales. Results indicated that students participating in the Rowan After Hours program had a positive attitude towards mattering overall, and the highest subscale was the subscale that dealt with mattering to the Rowan After Hours program. The lowest subscales were mattering versus marginality and mattering to instructors. The results of the current study were compared to the normative sample from the 2009 study by Tovar, Simon, and Lee as well as a previous study on mattering conducted at Rowan University (McGuire, 2012) with undergraduate students. Correlations were found between frequency of attending the RAH program and connection to campus.
Olsen, Sarah M., "Student affairs programs at Rowan University and their impact on students' sense of mattering" (2015). Theses and Dissertations. 2.