A multicenter study of student engagement and satisfaction in online programs

Angie Hensley, Debra Hampton, Jessica L. Wilson, Amanda Culp-Roche, Amanda T. Wiggins

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Background: Students who are more satisfied and engaged in online courses have better learning experiences and outcomes. Method: Survey data were collected during a 4-month period in 2019. The research team created a survey to collect demographic information and assess student satisfaction. Student engagement was measured using the 19-item Online Student Engagement Scale. Results: Overall student engagement and satisfaction scores in online programs were moderately high. Generation Z participants and students from PhD programs were the most satisfied and engaged in their programs. Conclusion: Students who are more engaged in online coursework are more satisfied and thus are more likely to remain and successfully complete their respective programs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-264
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Nursing Education
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2021

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing
  • Education


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