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Managing group work: the impact of peer assessment on student engagement

Adesina, Oluseyi Oluseun, Adesina, Olufunbi Alaba, Adelopo, Ismail, Afrifa, Godfred Adjapong (2023) Managing group work: the impact of peer assessment on student engagement. Accounting Education, 32 (1). pp. 90-113. ISSN 1468-4489. (doi:10.1080/09639284.2022.2034023) (KAR id:99706)


This study investigates the impact of peer assessment on students’ engagement in their learning in a group work context. The study used regression analysis and was complemented by qualitative responses from a survey of 165 first-year undergraduates in a UK university. Findings suggest that students’ perception of their contribution to group work fosters engagement and enhances their learning in a group. Also, that students’ perception and the overall experience of rating their peers’ work impact their engagement within a group. The study contributes to the literature by focusing on the assessment of the entire learning journey within a group rather than the final group output. In particular, the study highlights the significant contributions of peer assessment in managing student engagement in modules and/or assessments for large cohorts.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/09639284.2022.2034023
Uncontrolled keywords: Group work; peer assessment; student engagement; collaborative learning; UK
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5351 Business
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Accounting and Finance
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Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2023 15:42 UTC
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2023 12:23 UTC
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Afrifa, Godfred Adjapong.

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