Date of Award
Action Research Project
Master of Arts in Education
Montessori Elementary Education
This study was conducted to better understand the impact on school progress of building a child's self-efficacy at home. During a parent-teacher conference, the teacher highlighted that my daughter lacks self-confidence in her ability to solve problems independently and avoids challenging tasks, which negatively affects her school progress. My daughter is a second-grader and the only participant in this study. The 5-week intervention focused on building my daughter's self-efficacy at home through reading inspiring books and practicing mindfulness activities. Quantitative data analysis showed a 16% increase in academic growth and a 10% increase in social growth and completed a full set of ten goals almost daily. Qualitative data analysis revealed increased self-confidence, improved problem-solving, and self-regulation. Findings suggest more intervention time to conduct the study with different statements that complement the environment and child's needs and a broader range of participants for more generalizability.
Wali Eddine, Diana. (2022). The Impact on School Progress of Building a Child's Self-efficacy at Home. Retrieved from Sophia, the St. Catherine University repository website: https://sophia.stkate.edu/maed/470