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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 Adjappong


Oluseyi Oluseun Adesina

Olufunbi Alaba Adesina

Godfred Adjappong Afrifa


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.


Adesina, O. O., Adesina, O. A., Adelopo, I., & Afrifa, G. A. (2023). Managing group work: The impact of peer assessment on student engagement. Accounting Education, 32(1), 90-113.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 16, 2022
Online Publication Date Feb 5, 2022
Publication Date Jan 2, 2023
Deposit Date Jan 31, 2023
Publicly Available Date Jan 31, 2023
Journal Accounting Education
Print ISSN 0963-9284
Electronic ISSN 1468-4489
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 32
Issue 1
Pages 90-113
Keywords Education; Accounting; Group work; peer assessment; student engagement; collaborative learning; UK
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