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Larry, Triaka A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The need for more diversity in STEM-related careers and college majors is urgent. Self-efficacy and student-teacher relationships are factors that have been linked to influencing students' pursuit of subject-specific careers and academic achievement. The impact of self-efficacy and student perceptions of teacher interpersonal behaviors on student…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Self Efficacy, Teacher Student Relationship, Student Attitudes
Johnson, Melloney W. A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Too many students do not learn algebra and therefore do not graduate from high school. This basic qualitative study conducted in a large suburban public school district explored the perspectives of high school seniors who were at least 18 years old and at risk for not graduating from high school because they had not demonstrated an adequate…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Algebra, Mathematics Instruction, Grade 12
Scelso, Alicia K. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study examined the effects of out-of-school suspension on high school students. Its purpose was to determine if exclusionary discipline practices led to negative consequences such as poor academic achievement and juvenile delinquency. The study also hoped to generate new insight into current disciplinary practices in order to yield a better…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Attitudes, Suspension, Delinquency
Satter, Allyson L. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This qualitative study describes and analyzes the perspectives of students with challenging behaviors regarding what they believe contributes to student teacher relationship quality. The conceptual framework guiding this study was informed by research in the following areas: transactional theory, self-efficacy theory, and teacher-student power…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems
Heck, DeAnn M. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This mixed methods action study examines the relationship of students' three psychological needs of autonomy, relatedness and competence as presented in the Self-Determination Theory (Deci & Ryan, 1985) to the level of achievement of high school seniors at Litchfield High School. In the quantitative phase of the study, the quantitative…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Student Needs, Personal Autonomy, Competence
Speer, Emily M. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study investigated the academic adjustment of gifted and non-gifted ninth-, tenth-, eleventh-, and twelfth-grade students placed in accelerated mathematics courses. Using Van Eman's research, the investigation of the social and emotional effects of mathematics acceleration through academic adjustment included the following positive indicators…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, Academically Gifted, Grade 9, Grade 10
Thomas, Tonya Chavis – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine the different perceptions that shape African American male high school students' understanding of their academic experiences that lead to their success or lack of success in school. In addition, the study identified factors that explain the underachievement of African American male students who are…
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, Underachievement, High School Students
Onwugbenu, Paschal – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study, which was conducted with a mixed methods approach, identified specific teacher behaviors that enhance student engagement as perceived by the students. Students were asked to rate the behaviors they found as boosting their engagement in class as exhibited by their best teacher in the school (Best Teacher Overall), and their best…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Behavior, Learner Engagement, Correlation
Kaczkowski, Melissa – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this single community qualitative case study was to determine how the voice of the student was present in the IEP process, documentation paperwork, and curricular and diagnostic decisions, among a group of seven students, grades 9 through 12, placed in a self-contained program for students with emotional disabilities in a suburban…
Descriptors: Special Education, Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Student Attitudes
Lutzke, Steven Ronald – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This mixed-methods study investigated relationships among gender, academic motivation and achievement in a mid-sized Wisconsin high school. A questionnaire was developed that focused on perceived ability, achievement motives and achievement goals. Interviews with teachers focused on relationships among academic motivation and gender achievement.…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Correlation, Gender Differences, Student Motivation
Soiferman, Lisa Karen – Online Submission, 2012
The purpose of this study was to investigate the challenges faced by first-year students as they negotiated the transition from the writing environment of high school to the writing environment of university. The research for the dissertation was undertaken using a mixed-method explanatory design. This yielded a description of students'…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Barriers, Writing (Composition), Mixed Methods Research
Stein, Rachel S. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Latino/as are an increasingly large subset of the United States population; however, they continue to be underrepresented in science careers. Because of this increase, research regarding Latino/as has improved, but there are still many gaps in regards to gender-specific predictors to pursue science careers. To address this lack of literature, the…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Science Instruction, Science Achievement, Predictor Variables
Della Lucia, Eric David – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Transition is a concern for children moving from the eighth grade into high school. Students experience difficulty with grades, behavior, and emotional transitions at that juncture in their education. The trend can be observed both across the nation and locally in western Pennsylvania. This paper gives evidence of the national issues that students…
Descriptors: Evidence, School Districts, Public Education, Student Attitudes
Schuchman, Matthew – ProQuest LLC, 2011
There is a deficit of male and female students entering the fields of math and science, and the need for highly educated individuals in these areas is expected to increase. While various factors may play a role in creating this deficit, there is a lack of research on one factor, that of student attitudes toward science. The theories of social…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Public Schools, Social Change, Data Analysis
Brand, Lance G. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this study was three-fold: to measure the ability of the "Medical Explorers" case-based curriculum to improve higher order thinking skills; to evaluate the impact of the "Medical Explorers" case-based curriculum to help students be self directed learners; and to investigate the impact of the "Medical…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, High School Students, Secondary School Curriculum, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
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