Portland State University. Department of Psychology
Robert E. Jones
Term of Graduation
Date of Publication
Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology
People with social disabilities -- Education (Higher) -- Oregon -- Portland, Portland State University -- Operation PLUS, Higher education -- Curricula -- Oregon -- Portland
1 online resource (4, iv, 42 pages)
Educational research literature suggests the expectations for success in college for youth from "educationally disadvantaged" backgrounds are tragically small. Reasons offered for this have included the lack of requisite academic preparation, lack of motivation, lack of appreciation for the value of a college education. The general purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of an innovative instructional technique in promoting the development of positive attitudes about self-worth, and academic achievement, for "disadvantaged" students. Specifically, this study attempted to identify the structure of attitudes of "educationally disadvantaged" students in the Portland State University support service program (Operation PLUS) about concepts which are related to academic skills, academic achievement and self-worth, after one year of college experience.
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Wilkerson, Julius William, "The Effects of an Innovative Curriculum on the Attitudes of "Educationally Disadvantaged" Freshman College Students" (1975). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2388.