The impact of the faculty-student relationship on student course engagement

  • Xing Zhang


This study introduces the situation of the faculty-student relationship and students’ course engagement and analyzes the influence of the former on the latter. The research sample included 457 undergraduates, who come from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. The study found that almost all undergraduates can participate fully in class, but take part in fewer participation/interaction activities. The faculty-student relationship places the highest score on “Satisfaction” and the lowest score on “Conflict”. Conflict is a negative predictor of attitude engagement; the Support scale and the “Closeness” scale have a positive impact on student engagement, in contrast to the “Attitude” scale.