Date of Graduation
College of Education and Human Services
Learning Sciences and Human Development
Paul R. Hernandez
Finding solutions to the problem of high attrition rates among students has been widely discussed by policymakers. Many intervention programs have been introduced to address this issue. The current study uses the tripartite integration model of social influence (TIMSI), (Kelman 1958, 1961; Estrada et al., 2011) to investigate and evaluate the effects of the research apprenticeship program (RAP), an intervention program aimed at supporting student performance and persistence through research and mentorship implemented at West Virginia University. The mediation analysis revealed research identity as a significant mediator in the relationship between RAP status and STEM persistence. Furthermore, RAP participants were able to create longer bonds with their faculties and integrate more into the academic community.
Hashemi, Mostafa, "An Examination of the Impacts of the WVU Research Apprenticeship Program (RAP)" (2020). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 7565.