The purpose of this research is to investigate the relationship between university students’ extracurricular activities involvement and learning engagement. The “Questionnaire on the Extracurricular Activities Involvement and Learning Engagement of Tamkang University Students” is used as a research tool to collect information from Tamkang University students. Data are analyzed using statistical methods including descriptive statistics, t-test, one-way ANOVA, and Pearson product-moment correlation. A total of 1,105 questionnaires were distributed, with 1,016 valid responses, attaining a valid response rate of 91.95%. The important discoveries of this research are as follows.
1.Male students are more involved in the cognitive aspect of extracurricular activities involvement than female students.
2.Students whose family support their participation in extracurricular activities are more involved in extracurricular activities than those whose family oppose their participation.
3.Students who participate in two or more student clubs are more cognitively involved in extracurricular activities than those who participate in just one club.
4.Students who are advisors, presidents or officers of student clubs are more involved in extracurricular activities than their peers.
5.Students who live in dormitories or off-campus rental housing are more involved in extracurricular activities than students who live with their parents.
6.Students majoring in science and engineering are more engaged in the performance aspect of learning engagement than students majoring in business and management.
7.Students who are advisors, presidents and officers of student clubs are more engaged in the emotional aspect of learning engagement than other student club members. Students who hold officer roles are also more engaged in the interaction aspect of learning engagement than student club members, presidents and advisors.
8.Students who live in dormitories and who live with parents are more engaged in learning than students who rent off-campus housing.
9.A moderate positive correlation is found between student extracurricular activities involvement and learning engagement.
Based on the conclusions, this research provides suggestions for educational authorities, university faculty, parents, and future researchers.