Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Learning from At-Risk College Students Who Participate in Flow Activities
by Coulson, Frank, Psy.D., Capella University, 2020, 101; 27671119
Abstract (Summary)

The aim of this research study was to identify the experiences of at-risk college students who participated in flow activities as well as their study habits; the flow activities were based on Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s flow theory; the goal was to help fill in the gap in the literature on the lives at-risk students. This population is prone to dropping out of college, and the findings from this study may help in understanding this population. The actual study participants were recruited from special classes for students who were on academic probation students in an urban city college system. Separate from learning more about these students and how to meet their needs, there was a research hope of, through listening to these students’ voices, identifying ways to help other students understand their strengths and utilize them in their academic studies. The results indicated that most of the students found personal insights from exploring their flow experiences. The insights varied from an understanding of personal stress relief for some, and for other students a renewed sense of commitment to their academic life.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Sailor, Joanni
Commitee: Fremont, Paula, Turner, Daniel
School: Capella University
Department: Harold Abel School of Psychology
School Location: United States -- Minnesota
Source: DAI-A 81/7(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Higher education, Educational psychology
Keywords: At-risk, College students, Flow, Flow activities, Strengths
Publication Number: 27671119
ISBN: 9781392734391
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