Term

Summer 7-12-2016

Capstone

Thesis

Degree Name

MAT

Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair

Trish Harvey

Secondary Advisor/Reader One

Carlye Peterson

Peer-Reviewer/Reader Two

Grace Christiansen

Abstract

The research question addressed in this study was, What factors influence the persistence of GED students? The motivation for this project was the author’s involvement as a teacher in an Adult Education Program. Eighteen students were briefly surveyed and 3 students were interviewed at length to find out more about positive and negative factors that influenced their academic path. The results, particularly from the interviews, provided the key findings that students benefit from a strong team of support, a positive, determined attitude and mindset, and the motivation of working toward a better future.

Research Methodology

Action Research, Case Study, Interview

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