Date of Award

5-1-2010

Degree Type

Dissertation

University or Center

Clark Atlanta University(CAU)

School

School of Social Work

Degree Name

Ph.D.

Department

Social Work Policy Planning and Administration

First Advisor

Dr. Richard Lyle

Second Advisor

Dr. Robert W. Wsymer

Third Advisor

Hattie Mitchell

Abstract

This study examined teachers’ perceptions of motivation, behaviors, and academic performance among foster care and non-foster care students in elementary and middle schools. Eighty-five (85) teachers were selected to participate in the study. The participants were composed of teachers in the Atlanta metropolitan area who teach foster care and non-foster care students in elementary and middle school. The survey questionnaire utilized was a four-point continuum Likert scale. The findings of the study indicated that among foster care and non-foster care students, there was a statistically significant difference between motivation and behaviors, there was not a statistically significant difference between academic performance and motivation, and there was not a statistically significant difference between academic performance and behaviors.

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