Self-Efficacy, Intrinsic Motivation, and Academic Outcomes Among Latino Middle School Students Participating in an After-School Program

Niehaus, Rudasill, & Adelson reported in this study involving Latino students in 6th through 8th grades, that intrinsic motivation was positively associated with student GPA, self-efficacy was a positive predictor of student school attendance and standardized math achievement scores, and attendance in an after-school program contributed positively to student math achievement.

Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences. 2012, 34, 118-136.

About rickyWburk

Ricky W. Burk, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, is a speech-language pathologist who provides in-home therapy for adolescents and adults residing in Tennessee and Mississippi who stutter. His career includes PreK, elementary, middle, and high school practice, undergraduate & graduate faculty appointments, skilled nursing, national & international consultation, private practice, and national & international speaking presentations. He holds the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence, and he is a Board Certified Specialist in Fluency Disorders. He is the ASHA Continuing Education Administrator for the National Association for Speech Fluency.
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