Degree

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Psychology

Document Type

Dissertation

Abstract

Many factors contribute to the educational success of undergraduate students, including personal beliefs, effort, and the ability to self-manage. Many students are not prepared for the rigors of post-secondary education. This need is particularly striking given the limited availability of manualized evidenced based interventions available to support college students with academic task demand management. This study sought to determine the efficacy of the Time and Organization Preparation System-College (TOPS-C), a program aimed to increase study skills, organization, self-regulated learning, and time management through direct instruction, group contingency, and performance feedback. To determine changes in skill level, students completed the Learning and Study Strategies Inventory- 3rd Edition (LASSI-3), an assessment measuring skill level in ten areas. Forty-four Louisiana State University students participated in the 6-week program TOPS-C program via a randomized delayed waitlist treatment design. Results of the study indicated that LASSI-3 scores improved for the majority of assessment areas. Limitations of the current research and future directions are discussed.

Date

5-19-2018

Committee Chair

Noell, George

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