Author(s): Thai Dinh Do, Y Van Nguyen & Anh-Chuong Huynh-Lam
Higher education plays an essential role in training and providing high-quality human resources as a foundation for the formation and development of the innovative capacity to serve the country’s development and contribute to knowledge humankind. Over the past decades, public universities have gone through expansion and transformation, simultaneously, they are faced with a series of challenges, both domestically and internationally. Therefore, the authors conducted empirical research on student engagement with the university they attend to demonstrate this connection with university learning quality. The results showed the perceived service value and the purpose of life are two crucial prefix variables for student engagement - which the authors found evidence in this study. This study used a linear structural model to process the model with six latent variables and seven hypotheses for the relationship between the variables. The results found that seven hypotheses were accepted at the 1% level with official data collected from 800 students of 7 public universities (6/2020-12/2020) in HCM City. The model tested the scale’s reliability through Cronbach’s Alpha coefficients and Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA), Confirmation Factor Analysis (CFA), and SEM.