Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 7(6), pp. 1376 - 1386
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2019.070605
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University Life Quality and Impact Areas


Ayşe Elitok Kesici 1,*, Barış Çavuş 2
1 Department of Curriculum and Instruction, School of Education, Indiana University Bloomington, United States
2 School of Foreign Languages, Adnan Menderes University, Turkey

ABSTRACT

University life quality is a concept that affects students' self-perceptions, sense of belonging, attitudes towards the profession, alienation levels, motivations, democratic attitudes, communication skills and academic achievements in their education processes. It is affected by the open and hidden curriculum and influences these programs. Besides, this concept is influenced by the socio-economic and cultural characteristics of the society, in which individuals live. The purpose of this study is to present the concept of "university life quality" theoretically within the context of University Life Quality Model developed by Sirgy, Grezeskowiak and Rahtz (2007), to examine how the concept is embraced and in this regard and to compile the related researches. The method of this study is literature review. Within this context, the data of the study has been obtained by reviewing the related books, theses and dissertations, and articles. The concept of university life quality is a concept that is examined in a multidisciplinary manner in international literature. When the concept is examined more specifically, it can be revealed that physical facilities of the faculty, the quality of the faculty member, the family structure of the student, the readiness level of the student, the attitude of the faculty administration, the budget allocated to the faculty, cultural, art and sports activities offered to students by the faculty affect university life quality. Universities with high levels of university life quality serve to community development by yielding individual improvement and qualified work force.

KEYWORDS
University Life Quality, School Satisfaction, University Students, Hidden Curriculum, Literature Review

Cite this paper
Ayşe Elitok Kesici , Barış Çavuş . "University Life Quality and Impact Areas." Universal Journal of Educational Research 7.6 (2019) 1376 - 1386. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2019.070605.