Learning Environments Research

, Volume 22, Issue 1, pp 25–41 | Cite as

Impact of academic experience and school climate of diversity on student satisfaction

  • Shuqiong LinEmail author
  • Timothy R. Salazar
  • Shuang Wu
Original Paper


Utilising data from a research university (N = 7219), we examined the extent to which three factors, climate of diversity (COD), course learning experience (CLE) and research practice experience, predicted undergraduates’ overall satisfaction. COD was the most influential predictor of student satisfaction after controlling for the other two. In addition, the moderation effects of gender and race/ethnicity on these predictive relationships were tested. Only race/ethnicity had a moderation effect on COD and CLE.


Climate of diversity Course learning experience Research practice experience Student satisfaction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Texas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA
  2. 2.University of AlabamaTuscaloosaUSA
  3. 3.Texas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

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