Title

The Effect of Economic Level on Students’ Goal Setting

First Presenter's Institution

UWA

Second Presenter's Institution

Seattle University, Seattle

Third Presenter's Institution

N/A

Fourth Presenter's Institution

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Fifth Presenter's Institution

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Strand #1

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Relevance

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Brief Program Description

The purpose of this study was to discover various challenges that low-socioeconomic students face with investigation of some variables that impact student goal setting, such as satisfaction of basic needs and source of motivation for goal accomplishment. Some of our participants came from a poor background, which may impact their established goals. The Needs (Food) aspect scored well because a considerable number of participants were offered free food in their respective schools or at reduced rates. Parents and friends were found to be key sources of the participants’ motivation to set and accomplish various goals.

Summary

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Evidence

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Format

Poster Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Mary Ann Hollingsworth, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of West Alabama, Livingston, AL

Hasna Abu Khalid, Doctoral Candidate in Education Leadership, Seattle University, Seattle, WA

Presentation Year

2018

Start Date

3-6-2018 4:00 PM

End Date

3-6-2018 5:30 PM

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The Effect of Economic Level on Students’ Goal Setting

The purpose of this study was to discover various challenges that low-socioeconomic students face with investigation of some variables that impact student goal setting, such as satisfaction of basic needs and source of motivation for goal accomplishment. Some of our participants came from a poor background, which may impact their established goals. The Needs (Food) aspect scored well because a considerable number of participants were offered free food in their respective schools or at reduced rates. Parents and friends were found to be key sources of the participants’ motivation to set and accomplish various goals.