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A mentoring intervention using motivational interviewing for students on academic probation

Blankenship, Benjamin Buck (2021) A mentoring intervention using motivational interviewing for students on academic probation. Doctoral thesis, Northern Arizona University.

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During the Spring 2021 semester, 19 freshmen students on academic probation were recruited for a MI mentoring intervention. The mentor completed 45 hours of MI training and reached MI proficiency prior to the start of the intervention. Participants provided survey feedback, qualitative responses regarding the meetings, self-reported goal attainment scaling (GAS) at three time points, and the Self-Efficacy for Learning Form (SELF; Zimmerman & Kitsantas, 2005) before the intervention and after the second meeting. Findings suggest the intervention had a high level of satisfaction from all participants. Mean scores from the self-reported GAS percentages increased across the intervention. Time fixed effects was not significant in the mixed model. A paired-sample t-test compared the difference in participant SELF scores across the intervention (N = 18). There was a significant increase in the self-efficacy for learning from before the intervention (M = 7.38, SD = 1.35) to after the second meeting (M = 8.63, SD = 1.36), t(17) = -3.76, p = .001. Mechanisms of relational aspects of MI and the outcomes were also explored and discussed. Current findings of the small-scale feasibility pilot provide support for the MI mentoring intervention project, calling for more sophisticated design, exploration of MI mechanisms.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Publisher’s Statement: © Copyright is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the Cline Library, Northern Arizona University. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Keywords: At-risk Students; Intervention; Mentor; Motivational Interviewing; Self-efficacy for Learning; Student Success
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
NAU Depositing Author Academic Status: Student
Department/Unit: Graduate College > Theses and Dissertations
College of Education > Teaching and Learning
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2022 18:33
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2022 18:33
URI: https://openknowledge.nau.edu/id/eprint/5622

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