A study of the relationship between key influencers as motivators to attendance, behavior, engagement, and academic achievement among middle school students in metropolitan Atlanta Georgia, 2014

Collection:
Atlanta University and Clark Atlanta University Theses and Dissertations
Title:
A study of the relationship between key influencers as motivators to attendance, behavior, engagement, and academic achievement among middle school students in metropolitan Atlanta Georgia, 2014
Creator:
Jackson, Ronnie
Contributor to Resource:
Norman, Moses
Turner, Trevor
Waymer, Robert
Date of Original:
2014-05-19
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 Education (EdD)
Date of Degree: 2014
Granting Institution: Clark Atlanta University
Department/ School: Educational Leadership
This study examines middle school students perceptions of the relationship between key influencers on student attendance, student behavior, student engagement, and academic achievement. Three hundred (300) survey participants were used in this mixed methods design, which consisted of an analysis of the independent variables affecting overall student motivation operationalized as Student Attendance, Student Behavior, Student Engagement, and Academic Achievement of eighth grade students. The survey participants were composed of two urban middle schools in a large public school system and a private middle school in the same county. African-American male students were isolated to analyze correlation relationships among variables. Findings of the study indicated that among other outcomes, African-American male students have definite perspectives about teacher quality and the impact of parental involvement. KEY TERMS: Males, Motivation, Attendance, Achievement, Middle, Parents, Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education, Community College Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Administration and Supervision, Educational Leadership, Elementary and Middle and Secondary Education Administration, Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Urban Education
Metadata URL:
http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12322/cau.td:2014_jackson_ronnie
Language:
eng
Holding Institution:
Clark Atlanta University
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