Advisor

Robert E. Jones

Date of Award

8-6-1975

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology

Department

Psychology

Physical Description

1 online resource. Digitized photocopy of typescript.

Subjects

People with social disabilities -- Education (Higher) -- Oregon -- Portland, Portland State University -- Operation PLUS

DOI

10.15760/etd.2384

Abstract

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.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/15688

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