Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Development of Student Skill, Will, and Self-Regulation through Participation in a First-Year Seminar Course
by Cavanah, Megan, Ed.D., The Florida State University, 2019, 88; 13426393
Abstract (Summary)

One issue that continues to impact higher education is students entering college without the skills and dispositions necessary for success at the postsecondary level. While instructors and educational leaders and often pay significant attention to addressing students’ lack of the prerequisite content knowledge in mathematics, reading, and writing, students are often also in need of information and skills for strategic learning. With the current emphasis on student retention and completion, institutions are using high-impact interventions, such as first-year seminar courses, to equip students with these attributes early on in their academic careers. This study examined the relationship between participation in a compulsory first-year experience course and students’ skill, will, and self-regulation using regression methods.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Park, Toby
Commitee: Jakubowski, Elizabeth, Iatarola, Patrice, Schrader, Linda, Schwartz, Robert
School: The Florida State University
Department: Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
School Location: United States -- Florida
Source: DAI-A 81/1(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational leadership, Higher education
Keywords: First-year experience, First-year seminar, Self-regulation, Skill, Will
Publication Number: 13426393
ISBN: 9781085563055
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