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Effects of Monetary Incentives on Academic Performance of Fourth-Grade Students from Low Socioeconomic Status

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dc.contributor.author Dafiaghor, Sandra O.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-05T20:28:01Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-05T20:28:01Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10484/8069
dc.description.abstract Scientific investigations of monetary incentives on students‘ academic achievement have not explored effects on performance of students from low socioeconomic status (SES), nor has there been exploration of teachers‘ perceptions of how monetary incentives impact academic performance of students from low socioeconomic status. The present study explored how low SES students perceive their academic performances being impacted by extrinsic monetary incentives. The study also explored the fourth-grade teachers‘ beliefs about the impact of monetary incentive on students‘ academic performance. The study found that students believe monetary incentives will increase academic performance, depending on the size of the cash incentive. The results were mixed for teachers. The findings from this study suggest that there is a need to delve deeper into the concept of cash for grades because of unanswered questions: What amount of money is sufficient, and why are teachers‘ beliefs incongruent with their students‘ beliefs?
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Sandra O. Dafiaghor
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Academic achievement.
dc.subject.lcsh Performance.
dc.subject.lcsh Socioeconomic status.
dc.subject.lcsh Education, Elementary.
dc.subject.other Monetary incentives.
dc.title Effects of Monetary Incentives on Academic Performance of Fourth-Grade Students from Low Socioeconomic Status
dc.type Dissertation
dc.date.graduationmonth May
dc.date.published 2011
dc.description.committeechair Gruenert, Steve
dc.description.committeemembers Noble Corey
dc.description.committeemembers Terry McDaniel
dc.description.degree Doctor of Philosophy
dc.description.department Department of Educational Leadership, Administration, and Foundations
dc.description.imprint Cunningham Memorial library, Terre Haute, Indiana State University
dc.description.itemidetd 20110617-007
dc.description.level Doctoral
dc.description.note Title from document title page. Document formatted into pages: contains 90 p.: ill. Includes abstract and appendix.


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