Faculty Advisor

Ottmar, Erin R

Faculty Advisor

Traver, Robert W.

Abstract

This work provides an overview of social, emotional, and cognitive skills of students at Escuela Agrícola, a rural Paraguayan vocational-agricultural high school. Connections between these skills and student outcomes -- including self-efficacy, aggression, academic achievement, and career aspirations -- are analyzed in relation to students' impoverished backgrounds. The results demonstrate the considerable resiliency and accomplishment of these students, especially compared with their local peers. These results also provide a foundation for the school administration and staff to understand and foster the development of students' social, emotional, and cognitive skills and future aspirations.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

October 2018

Major

Psychological Science

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies

Advisor Department

Undergraduate Studies

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