Date of Award

2014

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Department

Behavioral Sciences

First Advisor

Melissa Ponce-Rodas

Second Advisor

Karl Bailey

Abstract

Does parental environment influence the relationship between resilience and student motivation for university students? The goal of this research is to better understand how student motivation and resilience are related to parental environment, distinguishing between parental involvement and parental conflict. Data was taken from 235 Andrews University students via online survey. The hypotheses were partially supported that parental conflict would be positively correlated to motivation and resilience while parental conflict was negatively correlated. The strongest correlation was found between resilience and identified academic motivation. Mediation analyses showed small to moderated effect sizes of parental conflict and parental involvement on this relationship.

Subject Area

Motivation in education., Motivation (Psychology), Resilience (Personality trait), Education, Higher--Parent participation., Parental influences.

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