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## The Analysis of the Factors That Weaken Engineering Students’ Engagement and Lead Them to Transfer to Other Universities

#### ADNAN BOYACI [1] , MEHMET FATİH KARACABEY [2] , MUSTAFA ÖZDERE [3] , YAKUP ÖZ [4]

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Turkey has been living a massive growth in higher education since 2006. This rapid acceleration in the growth of higher education can be considered as a positive situation for the participation and access to higher education. However, it also brings a substantially growing concern in the higher education system related to college satisfaction or engagement. The purpose of this study is to examine the factors challenging student engagement in higher education in the Turkish context, specifically focusing on the engagement of engineering students with a qualitative approach. Participants in the study are all engineering students who had been transferred from some other universities and enrolled in a state university. Participants were determined by criterion and snowball sampling methods.  The data were gathered by semi-structured interviews. A descriptive design was adopted in the study and the thematic analysis was employed during the analysis of the participants’ opinions. According to the aim of the study, opinions of the participants are categorized into three main themes as individual level, institutional level and environmental factors affecting the college engagement and persistence among engineering students. At the end of the study, there are a discussion how the engagement and persistence of engineering students in Turkey differ from the context in the western countries and some bits of advice for the policymakers, universities, and researchers.

Engineering students, College engagement, College persistence, Transfer students, College retention
 Bibtex @research article { cuefd407286, journal = {Cukurova University Faculty of Education Journal}, issn = {1302-9967}, eissn = {2149-116X}, address = {Cukurova University}, year = {2018}, volume = {47}, pages = {384 - 410}, doi = {10.14812/cuefd.407286}, title = {The Analysis of the Factors That Weaken Engineering Students’ Engagement and Lead Them to Transfer to Other Universities}, key = {cite}, author = {BOYACI, ADNAN and KARACABEY, MEHMET FATİH and ÖZDERE, MUSTAFA and ÖZ, YAKUP} } APA BOYACI, A , KARACABEY, M , ÖZDERE, M , ÖZ, Y . (2018). The Analysis of the Factors That Weaken Engineering Students’ Engagement and Lead Them to Transfer to Other Universities. Cukurova University Faculty of Education Journal, 47 (2), 384-410. Retrieved from http://dergipark.org.tr/cuefd/issue/40033/407286 MLA BOYACI, A , KARACABEY, M , ÖZDERE, M , ÖZ, Y . "The Analysis of the Factors That Weaken Engineering Students’ Engagement and Lead Them to Transfer to Other Universities". Cukurova University Faculty of Education Journal 47 (2018): 384-410 Chicago BOYACI, A , KARACABEY, M , ÖZDERE, M , ÖZ, Y . "The Analysis of the Factors That Weaken Engineering Students’ Engagement and Lead Them to Transfer to Other Universities". Cukurova University Faculty of Education Journal 47 (2018): 384-410 RIS TY - JOUR T1 - The Analysis of the Factors That Weaken Engineering Students’ Engagement and Lead Them to Transfer to Other Universities AU - ADNAN BOYACI , MEHMET FATİH KARACABEY , MUSTAFA ÖZDERE , YAKUP ÖZ Y1 - 2018 PY - 2018 N1 - DO - T2 - Cukurova University Faculty of Education Journal JF - Journal JO - JOR SP - 384 EP - 410 VL - 47 IS - 2 SN - 1302-9967-2149-116X M3 - UR - Y2 - 2018 ER - EndNote %0 Cukurova University Faculty of Education Journal The Analysis of the Factors That Weaken Engineering Students’ Engagement and Lead Them to Transfer to Other Universities %A ADNAN BOYACI , MEHMET FATİH KARACABEY , MUSTAFA ÖZDERE , YAKUP ÖZ %T The Analysis of the Factors That Weaken Engineering Students’ Engagement and Lead Them to Transfer to Other Universities %D 2018 %J Cukurova University Faculty of Education Journal %P 1302-9967-2149-116X %V 47 %N 2 %R %U ISNAD BOYACI, ADNAN , KARACABEY, MEHMET FATİH , ÖZDERE, MUSTAFA , ÖZ, YAKUP . "The Analysis of the Factors That Weaken Engineering Students’ Engagement and Lead Them to Transfer to Other Universities". Cukurova University Faculty of Education Journal 47 / 2 (October 2018): 384-410.