An explanatory study of teachers' perceptions of motivation, behaviors, and academic performance among foster care students in elementary and middle schools, 2010

Collection:
Atlanta University and Clark Atlanta University Theses and Dissertations
Title:
An explanatory study of teachers' perceptions of motivation, behaviors, and academic performance among foster care students in elementary and middle schools, 2010
Creator:
Todd, Pamela
Contributor to Resource:
Lyle, Richard
Wsymer, Robert W.
Mitchell, Hattie M.
Date of Original:
2010-05-01
Subject:
Degrees, Academic
Dissertations, Academic
Location:
United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
Medium:
dissertations
theses
Type:
Text
Format:
application/pdf
Description:
Degree Type: dissertation
Degree Name: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Date of Degree: 2010
Granting Institution: Clark Atlanta University
Department/ School: School of Social Work, Social Work Policy Planning and Administration
This study examined teachers perceptions of motivation, behaviors, and academic performance among foster care and non-foster care students in elementary and middle schools. Eighty-five (85) teachers were selected to participate in the study. The participants were composed of teachers in the Atlanta metropolitan area who teach foster care and non-foster care students in elementary and middle school. The survey questionnaire utilized was a four-point continuum Likert scale. The findings of the study indicated that among foster care and non-foster care students, there was a statistically significant difference between motivation and behaviors, there was not a statistically significant difference between academic performance and motivation, and there was not a statistically significant difference between academic performance and behaviors.
Metadata URL:
http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12322/cau.td:2010_todd_pamela
Language:
eng
Holding Institution:
Clark Atlanta University
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