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The Impact of Faculty Mentoring on Self-Efficacy and College-Completion Perceptions in At-Risk Undergraduate Public Health Students

Abstract The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of a mentoring program on self-efficacy beliefs. High-risk undergraduate students at Arizona State University majoring in Public Health and other closely-related fields represent this study’s sample. Bandura’s Self-Efficacy Theory guides this study’s theoretical framework. This study used a mixed method, action research design. Participants took a pre-test that measures their self-efficacy and registered the barriers to their academic success; following that, they enrolled and participated in a mentoring program. Upon completion of the program, they completed a post-test to evaluate any changes to their perspectives. Non-parametric Wilcoxon signed-rank tests were applied to the surveys. T... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Savaglio, Lauren Nicole (Author) / Ott, Molly (Advisor) / Hrncir, Shawn (Committee member) / Orozco, Holly (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Secondary education / Public health education / Education / College / Education / Mentoring / Public Health / Undergraduate / University
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 183 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Educational Leadership and Policy Studies 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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