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dc.contributor.author Fosnacht, Kevin
dc.contributor.author Calderone, Shannon
dc.date.accessioned 2020-11-13T03:09:41Z
dc.date.available 2020-11-13T03:09:41Z
dc.date.issued 2020-11-20
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2022/25947
dc.description Presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education en
dc.description.abstract Trust is a necessary precondition for social cohesion, and by extension, institutional cohesion. However, there is minimal understanding as to what trust looks like among undergraduates attending college. This study documents the trust investments of 8,351 college students currently enrolled at 29 U.S. colleges and universities to document how trust levels may vary for different groups of students and across different geographies. To capture these trends in overall trust, we relied upon data derived from a supplement of the 2020 administration of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). An analysis of trust self-assessments indicates a diverse and seemingly nuanced trust landscape on our nation's colleges and universities. In particular, we found disparate levels of trust across racial/ethnic lines and disability status, indicating that institutions need to recapture important yet historically marginalized constituencies' trust. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ en
dc.subject social trust en
dc.subject undergraduates en
dc.subject social cohesion en
dc.subject postsecondary institutions en
dc.subject National Survey of Student Engagement en
dc.subject group differences en
dc.title Who Do Students Trust? An Exploratory Analysis of Undergraduates' Social Trust en
dc.type Article en
dc.type Working Paper en


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