Title

Relationship Between Summer Bridge Program Participation and Self-Efficacy for Underrepresented Students

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Psychology and Special Education

Date of Award

Fall 2020

Abstract

This study examined the change in self-efficacy as a result of participation in the Summer Bridge Program (SBP), then assess the correlation of self-efficacy with use of resources and summer GPA. Data were collected at the beginning and end of SBP from participants (n = 16 and 8 for pre- and post- survey, respectively) at two public four-year institutions in north Texas during summer 2020. The results showed no significant partial correlation between program participation and self-efficacy. However, the finding of this study does support the need for further research on SBPs in the areas of use of resources and self-efficacy to determine if the non-significant relationships are due to the impact of a small sample size, online delivery, or the COVID-19 pandemic.

Advisor

Hsun-Yu Chan

Subject Categories

Education | Educational Psychology | Higher Education

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