CER at USF

Student Affect

Student affect includes all subjective experiences students may have, such as students' confidence or motivation to succeed. We seek to better understand different dimensions of student affect, the role they play in student success and what can be done to improve student affect.

Utility-value interventions are meant to promote students' perceived utility of the chemistry topics they were learning and growth mindset interventions promote a perception of adapting to challenges. We explored both of these interventions to promote student affect and achievement.

Students' goal orientations describes whether students measure their performance primarily against course metrics or the performance of others. We investigated chemistry students' goal orientation.

Students' chemistry self-concept describes their perceptions of their ability to succeed in chemistry. We explored the role of chemistry self-concept in student success.

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