Culminating Project Title
Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
Applied Behavior Analysis: M.S.
Community Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy
School of Health and Human Services
E. Justin Page
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Keywords and Subject Headings
student parents; family study room; academic outcomes; daily diaries; social validity
Throughout the United States the number of students with dependents pursuing higher education continues to rise. It is predicted that around 25% of college students currently attending school in the United States are student parents. Comparable schools have provided student parents with a family-friendly study room on campus containing a small area for the parents to study and a different area for children to safely play. The parents are able to monitor their children through soundproof glass that separates the two areas. Once a room of this nature is constructed, it simply runs itself and does not require ongoing financial support. The aim of this project was to determine if access to a family study room at at this university will affect academic-related outcomes of student parents such as number of hours spent studying per day, self-reported stress, and quality of studying. Results show that although access to family study room did not have a large impact on out dependent variables, participants reported that it gave them a quiet, supportive studying environment free from distractions. In addition, all participants said they would be very likely to use a family study room if the university were to construct one and that it would be very beneficial for all student parents.
Takle, Nicole, "Analyzing the Effects of a Family Study Room on Academically-Related Outcomes in a Replicated ABA Design" (2017). Culminating Projects in Community Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy. 37.