Title

Perceptions of Student Success Potential

Date

5-31-2018 5:00 PM

End Time

31-5-2018 7:00 PM

Location

WUC Pacific Room

Session Chair

Jaime Cloud

Session Chair

Brent King

Session Title

Behavioral Sciences poster Session

Presentation Type

Poster session

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Jaime Cloud

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to test the perceptions of traditional college students toward foster students. Most foster students believe that others expect them to fail, which is a challenging obstacle to overcome, resulting in very low rates of college completion. However, studies have found that anyone considered to be an underdog, beginning at an initial inferior position but with looming success, was estimated to have a higher potential for success. To test the applicability of underdog theory to foster care students, the control group was given 4 biographies of enrolled college students listed as having grown up in a stable, loving home, while the test group was given the same biographies with the students listed as having grown up in foster care. Data was analyzed using a 2x2 Analysis of Variance and found that foster students were rated higher overall. Implications and future directions will be discussed.

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS
 
May 31st, 5:00 PM May 31st, 7:00 PM

Perceptions of Student Success Potential

WUC Pacific Room

The purpose of this study was to test the perceptions of traditional college students toward foster students. Most foster students believe that others expect them to fail, which is a challenging obstacle to overcome, resulting in very low rates of college completion. However, studies have found that anyone considered to be an underdog, beginning at an initial inferior position but with looming success, was estimated to have a higher potential for success. To test the applicability of underdog theory to foster care students, the control group was given 4 biographies of enrolled college students listed as having grown up in a stable, loving home, while the test group was given the same biographies with the students listed as having grown up in foster care. Data was analyzed using a 2x2 Analysis of Variance and found that foster students were rated higher overall. Implications and future directions will be discussed.