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The Relationship Between Academic Motivation And Parenting Styles In Multiple Socioeconomic Status Areas, Stephanie Rubin May 2017

The Relationship Between Academic Motivation And Parenting Styles In Multiple Socioeconomic Status Areas, Stephanie Rubin

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Academic motivation is an important topic that has been discussed in hopes to increase the levels within students, especially during college. Many factors can influence academic motivation, including the student's perceived parenting style and socioeconomic status. The purpose of this study was to examine the correlation between undergraduate student's academic motivation and perceived parenting style as well as the relationship between academic motivation and socioeconomic status of the student. An anonymous survey was given to undergraduate students through Rowan University's SONA system. Bivariate correlational tests, one-way ANOVA tests, and Post-Hoc tests in SPSS were used to determine ...


A Social Influences Framework Related To College Student Learning Failures, Keith R. Proctor Apr 2017

A Social Influences Framework Related To College Student Learning Failures, Keith R. Proctor

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This dissertation explored ways that college students reflectively described the social influences related to their learning failures. This exploration was conducted using semi-structured interviews and Stake's multiple case analysis method. The findings from the interviews were used to develop a framework that describes the key social influence attributes of the learning failure experiences. The key attributes of the framework include: (a) roles, (b) context, and (c) phases. Each key attribute is discussed in detail. The framework serves as the means for exploring several related strands of research related to learning failure in a cohesive way, potentially enriching our understanding ...


Understanding The Experiences Of College Student Suicide Attempt Survivors : A Consensual Qualitative Research Exploration, Allison Sarah Richards Aug 2016

Understanding The Experiences Of College Student Suicide Attempt Survivors : A Consensual Qualitative Research Exploration, Allison Sarah Richards

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Suicide among college students is a long-standing problem and has received considerable attention within the field of suicidology and beyond. The identification of risk and protective factors, theories related to college student suicide, and prevention, intervention and postvention efforts all reflect the solid basis of research that has been completed on college student suicide. In an attempt to further understand suicide among college students, the current study employed a novel methodological approach, one that explores suicide though college student suicide attempt survivors (N=7), and utilized a qualitative method for data analysis. The use of consensual qualitative research (CQR) was ...


Designing And Developing A Program To Promote The Byu Aims, Kimberly Dawn Nielson Christensen Mar 2012

Designing And Developing A Program To Promote The Byu Aims, Kimberly Dawn Nielson Christensen

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This paper details the design and development of a self-directed character education program based on the Aims of a BYU Education. Specifically, the program was intended to meet the following objectives: (a) increase student awareness of the BYU Aims, (b) provide opportunities for students to recognize and understand principles of good character, (c) engage students in enriching application of character values, and (d) lay the foundation for lifelong learning, service, and good character. The design process followed a modified systematic approach and resulted with a pilot trial of the BYU Aims Program. The selection of design model, preliminary analyses, and ...


Turning Points: Stories Of How Students Get Beyond Antipathy Toward An Academic Course, Cheryl Lynn Morse Mar 2010

Turning Points: Stories Of How Students Get Beyond Antipathy Toward An Academic Course, Cheryl Lynn Morse

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The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine the narratives of 10 students who began an academic course with strong negative attitudes but finished the course with strong positive attitudes. In the beginning of the course, each student exhibited one of these three tendencies: apathetic, compliant, or disillusioned; however, by the end of the course, they exhibited a transformed disposition. This study attempts to answer the question of what the turning points were for their transformation and how they made the change. The findings of this study were that regardless of individual tendencies, the ability to exercise agency was ...