Students’ acceptance of university institutions


  • Javier Calvo de Mora University of Granada
  • María-Jesús Gallego-Arrufat University of Granada
  • Francisco-J. Lamas University of Granada
  • Pedro-Antonio García-López University of Granada



Organizational Culture, University Students, Student College Relationship, Social Perception, Educational Institutions


This study analyzes students’ perception of university institutions. According to empirical evidence obtained from a questionnaire on perception of university institutions performed at the University of Granada, Spain, university students show perceived acceptance that is institutional, academic, and personal. Students’ perceptions contain attitudes involving a certain institutional conformity and adopt forms close to academic pragmatism. The university students surveyed, who are from different undergraduate degree programs and differ in gender and age, show a general attitude of conformity toward higher education institutions, their instructional practice, and their resources, as well as a feeling of belonging to the institution based on internal and external motivations within the higher education institution itself.


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Author Biographies

Javier Calvo de Mora, University of Granada

Javier Calvo de Mora es Doctor en Pedagogía y Profesor Titular de Universidad (Associate Professor) en el Departamento de Didáctica y Organización Escolar de la Facultad de Ciencias de la Educación de la Universidad de Granada, España. Especialista en Organización de Instituciones Educativas - Educación Superior  - Ciudadanía.

María-Jesús Gallego-Arrufat, University of Granada

Teaching and School Organization (Professor)
Master in Research and innovation in curriculum and education (Director)

Francisco-J. Lamas, University of Granada

Francisco Lamas es profesor titular de Ingeniería Civil en la Universidad de Granada. Especialista en Geotecnia y mecánica de suelos. Es Subdirector de Extensión Universitaria y Estudiantes en la Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de la Universidad de Granada, España.

Pedro-Antonio García-López, University of Granada

Pedro-Antonio García-López es Doctor en Matemáticas por la Universidad de Granada. Profesor Titular de Universidad en el Departamento de Estadística e Investigación Operativa de la Universidad de Granada. Premio de excelencia docente 2011. Es Decano (Dean) de la Facultad de Ciencias del Trabajo de la Universidad de Granada, España.



How to Cite

Calvo de Mora, J., Gallego-Arrufat, M.-J., Lamas, F.-J., & García-López, P.-A. (2015). Students’ acceptance of university institutions. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 23, 3.