Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Elementary students, Performance feedback, Writing fluency, Writing self-efficacy
Social and Behavioral Sciences
National assessments have shown that a significant number of students are writing at a level below proficiency (National Center for Education Statistics, 2012; Persky, Daane, & Jin, 2003). The primary purpose of this study was to increase our understanding of the role of writing self-efficacy in relation to elementary-aged students’ writing fluency outcomes when they are receiving a performance feedback intervention. The study used secondary data collected from two larger studies, resulting in a final sample of 138 third-grade students from two cohorts. A hierarchical multiple regression analysis was conducted to examine whether students’ writing self-efficacy would predict their writing fluency outcomes in response to a performance feedback intervention. Results indicated that students’ writing self-efficacy was not a statistically significant predictor of writing fluency when students’ pre-intervention spelling and compositional skills were controlled for.
Eggleston, Brittany, "Relationship between Writing Self-Efficacy and Writing Fluency in a Performance Feedback Intervention" (2017). Theses - ALL. 131.