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Abstract Title: Understanding motivational characteristics of students who repeat algebra-based introductory physics courses
Abstract: In introductory algebra-based physics courses at the University of Pittsburgh, the majority of students are on pre-health professional track who aspire to become future health professionals. Two introductory physics courses are mandatory for students with these types of ambitions and many students who do not perform to their satisfaction the first time repeat these physics courses. We present an investigation in which we compared the motivational characteristics of male and female students who repeated an introductory algebra-based physics course across different racial and ethnic minority groups. These findings can be beneficial in providing appropriate advising and support to help all students excel in algebra-based physics courses.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Session Time: Poster Session I
Poster Number: A69

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Sonja Cwik
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Phone: 8182817230
and Co-Presenter(s)
Z. Yasemin Kalender- University of Pittsburgh, Christian D. Schunn- University of Pittsburgh, Timothy J. Nokes-Malach- University of Pittsburgh, and Chandralekha Singh- University of Pittsburgh