Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair
Secondary Advisor/Reader One
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.
Action Research, Case Study, Interview
Adult Education, Motivation, Multicultural Education, Persistence
Wilson, David Foster, "Factors Influencing the Persistence of GED Students" (2016). School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 4152.