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THE CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT & INNOVATION

GRANT PROPOSAL SUBMISSION

“Identifying Individual, Interpersonal, and Institutional Predictors of Students’ Mental Health”

Principal Investigator:
Dr. Javier Cavazos Vela, Assistant Professor
Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies

Offering Agency:
Valley Baptist Legacy Foundation
Responsive Grant Program

Amount and Project Period:
$22,500 over 2 years

Date Submitted:
January 14, 2014

Project Description:

The purpose of this research project is to explore how individual, interpersonal, and institutional factors predict high school students’ mental health and academic achievement. Using an ecological approach will extend individualistic explanations toward understanding the influence of individual, interpersonal, and institutional factors on students’ mental health (Byrd & McKinney, 2012). First, important individual factors include hope, self-efficacy, optimism, future orientation, and resilience. Second, salient interpersonal factors include parental and teacher support. Finally, institutional factors include school climate and a college-going culture. This will be the first longitudinal study to examine the relationship among ecological factors, mental health, and academic achievement among high school students in Cameron County. By using longitudinal data, the principal investigator will be able to determine causality and assess changes in high school students’ mental health (Byrd & McKinney, 2012).

 

“TEACHING, LEARNING AND SCHOLARLY INQUIRY FOR AN INTERCULTURAL WORLD”

Please contact Prisci Roca Tipton at 956-882-5722 for more information related to this Grant Proposal Submission.

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