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The Effect of YPAR on Student Self-efficacy and Engagement in a Suburban Junior High School

Abstract Educators often struggle to effectively engage all students. Part of the reason for this is adherence to behavioral principles which curtail student autonomy and diminish student self-efficacy. Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) can counter this problem; it was designed to increase autonomy for minority youth in urban high schools. I conducted a study to add to the growing conversation about YPAR in settings beyond urban high schools and to look at how YPAR can influence students’ self-efficacy. Drawing on results from surveys, interviews, and field observation, I found that students who participated in a YPAR program showed improved self-efficacy in contexts closely related to their work in YPAR among peers and for a peer audie... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Cox, Timothy Soren (Author) / Boyd, Patricia R (Advisor) / Durand, Elizabeth S (Committee member) / Goggin, Peter (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Rhetoric / Education / Educational psychology / Engagement / Participatory / Research / Self-efficacy / Youth / YPAR
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 82 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis English 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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