A Study-Support Program for High-Risk, Black College Freshman Enrolled in a General Psychology Course
Date of Award
Master of Arts
Dr. Richard W. Malott
Dr. Alan Poling
Dr. David O. Lyon
Masters Thesis-Open Access
As a replication of Jackson's (1984) work, this research compared the performance of three groups of college freshmen. The groups consisted of black, high-risk students who voluntarily enrolled in a study-support group because of their initial quiz scores. The support program required the students to study each week's psychology objectives in four smaller segments, rather than studying all the week's material at once. The assumption was that this would increase the students' contact with the study material and improve their performances. An ABA design was used. The participants in the support program received higher quiz scores and final grades than the students who chose not to participate, but this may have been the result of confounded variables. There was no difference between the study-support and the control group without the opportunity to volunteer.
Williams, Angela Michelle, "A Study-Support Program for High-Risk, Black College Freshman Enrolled in a General Psychology Course" (1987). Masters Theses. 1278.