Publication Date

7-1974

Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Emmett Burkeen, D.W. Mitchell, John Scarborough

Degree Program

Department of Counseling and Student Affairs

Degree Type

Education Specialist

Abstract

The general problem to which this study was directed was the effect upon attitude and achievement of eighth, eleventh, and twelfth grade students, some of whom were underachievers themselves, tutoring other underachieving elementary school students.

In order to analyze this general problem, answers were sought to the following questions:

  1. Will the tutors demonstrate greater improvement than pupils in the control group in specific attitudinal and achievement areas?
  2. Will the tutors demonstrate greater improvement than the tutees in specific attitudinal and achievement areas?
  3. Will the tutors who are underachieving at the outset of the program demonstrate greater improvement than the tutors achieving on or above grade level at the outset in specific attitudinal and achievement areas?
  4. Will the tutees demonstrate significant improvement in specific attitudinal and achievement areas?

This investigation was limited to the following attitudinal and achievement areas:

  1. Attitude toward school
  2. Attitude toward teachers
  3. Attitude toward working with others
  4. Study habits
  5. Reading achievement

Disciplines

Education | Student Counseling and Personnel Services

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