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dc.contributor.advisorElliott, Jonathan
dc.contributor.authorThevenin, Melissa K.
dc.contributor.committeememberLopez del Puerto, Carla
dc.contributor.committeememberGloeckner, Gene
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-03T06:25:58Z
dc.date.available2007-01-03T06:25:58Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.description2014 Fall.
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.
dc.description.abstractPerceived self-efficacy, motivation, and the presence of mentors and role models have value as predictors of career choice and student success. To understand these constructs within the domain of construction education, a quantitative survey was administered to students enrolled in construction management courses (n = 468) at two large universities. Study results revealed that mean perceived self-efficacy toward construction education was significantly (p < 0.001) higher for construction management (CM) students who report having a role model. Further, CM students who report having a mentor reported a higher mean level of motivation to successfully complete construction education programs and courses (p = 0.015). Differences in self-efficacy and motivation toward construction education between male (n = 410) and female (n = 56) students suggest that female CM students have higher motivation towards construction education (p = 0.024) than their male counterparts. However, due to unequal gender distribution in the sample, coupled with violations of t test assumptions, gender-based findings should be interpreted with caution. This study indicates that students who report having a mentor or role model have higher self-efficacy and motivation toward construction education compared to students without a mentor or role model. The instrument adapted and utilized in the current study can be used to investigate these pertinent construction education-domain specific constructs in order to understand the influence of others on students' academic decisions and performance.
dc.format.mediumborn digital
dc.format.mediummasters theses
dc.identifierThevenin_colostate_0053N_12651.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10217/88608
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherColorado State University. Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof2000-2019 - CSU Theses and Dissertations
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dc.subjectmotivation
dc.subjectconstruction education
dc.subjectmentor
dc.subjectrole model
dc.subjectself-efficacy
dc.subjectwomen
dc.titleMentors, role models, and differences in self-efficacy and motivation among construction management students
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thesis.degree.disciplineConstruction Management
thesis.degree.grantorColorado State University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (M.S.)


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