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

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Psychology and Special Education

Date of Award

Fall 2020


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.


Hsun-Yu Chan

Subject Categories

Education | Educational Psychology | Higher Education