Building students’ mathematics self-efficacy through student-teacher trust

dc.contributor.advisorBorich, Gary D.en
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSuizzo, Marie-Anneen
dc.creatorHarvey, Kristin Emiliaen
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-09T13:59:21Zen
dc.date.available2012-08-09T13:59:21Zen
dc.date.issued2012-05en
dc.date.submittedMay 2012en
dc.date.updated2012-08-09T13:59:28Zen
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractA current national priority is improving secondary school mathematics performance. Middle school students’ trust in their mathematics teachers can lead to better relationships and increased feelings of competence, or mathematics self-efficacy, which is consistently linked to achievement. Student trust is based on perceptions of a teacher’s competence, benevolence, openness, reliability, and honesty. To determine the effect of trust in a teacher on student mathematics self-efficacy while accounting for the non-independence due to shared classroom experiences, hierarchical linear modeling will be utilized. Controlling for prior achievement, mathematics self-efficacy is expected to be higher for students who perceive their mathematics teacher meets more of the criteria for trust, with a stronger effect for low-achieving students. The implications of the outcomes of the proposed study suggest the creation of a training program to facilitate trust building between students and teachers. This report also includes an evaluation plan which details the components of the trust building program, a model for the program, and the proposed method to measure the reported outcomes.en
dc.description.departmentEducational Psychologyen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.slug2152/ETD-UT-2012-05-5054en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2012-05-5054en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectSelf-efficacyen
dc.subjectTrust (social behavior)en
dc.subjectMathematics educationen
dc.subjectSelf-determination theoryen
dc.subjectProgram evaluationen
dc.titleBuilding students’ mathematics self-efficacy through student-teacher trusten
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentEducational Psychologyen
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Psychologyen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen

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