Examining the Relationship Between Student Engagement and Campus Climate: A Case in Turkey

Gunuc S., Artun H., YİĞİT E., Keser H.

Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory and Practice, vol.23, no.4, pp.1099-1119, 2022 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/1521025119894579
  • Journal Name: Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory and Practice
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, IBZ Online, EBSCO Education Source, Education Abstracts, Educational research abstracts (ERA), ERIC (Education Resources Information Center), MLA - Modern Language Association Database, Psycinfo
  • Page Numbers: pp.1099-1119
  • Keywords: campus, climate, engagement, higher education, university
  • Hakkari University Affiliated: Yes


Several variables have been examined in relation to student engagement at universities in the past decades. However, the number of studies conducted especially with larger groups of participants to examine certain variables such as gender, accommodation, transportation to campus, and reasons for university choice is limited. In addition, there is almost no such research carried out in the context of the Turkish society. The study aimed to examine the relationship between student engagement and campus climate with a large group of participants from all over Turkey. The study was carried out using the survey research design. The research sample covered all the geographical regions in Turkey. The sample included 7,802 students in total. In the study, the Demographic Variable Form, Student Engagement Scale, and Campus Climate Checklist were used as the measurement tools. Finally, a significant correlation was found between the university campus climate and student engagement.