Vitalii Honcharuk, Olena Pavlyshynets, Bohdana Petryshak, Tetiana Monolatii, Nadiia Boichuk


Objective: This article investigates the interplay among students' academic engagement, extracurricular participation, and the development of critical thinking skills in university settings. The study assesses the relationship between students' extracurricular involvement and their capacity for effective teamwork. Additionally, it examines the correlation between academic engagement among university students and the timely completion of bachelor's degree programs. The explanatory potential of applying the theory of involvement in higher education is explored through a comparative analysis with the American educational context.

Methods: The research employs a systematic examination of the relationships between academic engagement, extracurricular involvement, and the cultivation of critical thinking skills among university students. Verification of the connections between students' extracurricular participation and teamwork skills, as well as the relationship between academic engagement and timely completion of bachelor's programs, forms a crucial part of the study.

Results: The study provides evidence for the existence of relationships between students' extracurricular involvement and their ability to engage effectively in university team collaborations. Additionally, it verifies the correlation between the academic engagement of university students and the timely completion of their bachelor's educational programs. The article draws on the theory of involvement in higher education to shed light on these relationships, particularly through comparisons with the American educational context.

Conclusion: The research contributes to understanding the nuanced relationships between students' academic engagement, extracurricular involvement, and the formation of critical thinking skills within university environments. The findings emphasize the importance of exploring these connections for a comprehensive understanding of the educational experience. Moreover, the application of the theory of involvement in higher education offers a valuable lens for interpreting these relationships, particularly when juxtaposed with experiences in the American educational landscape.


Education; Management; Sociocultural Context; Managing Innovation; System

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