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  Session: Physics Education Research II
  Paper Type: Poster
  Title: Belongingness, Student Anxiety, and Student Performance
  Meeting: 2017 Summer Meeting: Cincinnati, Ohio
  Location: N/A
  Time: 5:45PM
  Author: Todd Zimmerman,, University of Wisconsin - Stout,
7152321158, zimmermant@uwstout.edu
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: A belongingness activity was implemented in introductory-level math and physics courses. In our investigation, we gave students a series of quotes from previous students about how they coped with not feeling like they belonged and then asked the current students to write a short description of how they are dealing with their feelings of belonging in their course. We looked at whether this intervention had an impact on student anxieties associated with the class and their sense of belongingness. We also looked at how the belongingness intervention affected student performance in the classes. We will discuss our initial findings and future directions.
  Footnotes: None
  Presentation: AAPT Summer 2017 - Belongingness Student Anxiety and Student Performance-v8.pdf

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