Kelsey Collier ‘21
Major: Psychology
Minor: Human Resource Management

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Andrew Abeyta, Assistant Professor of Psychology 



Students’ beliefs about their ability to succeed in school and the amount of meaning they attribute to schoolwork are factors that influence school success. Getting students to contemplate the meaning that school adds to their lives motivates students to participate in challenging schoolwork. Our research indicates that purpose for learning exercises bolster student’s self-efficacy beliefs. A purpose for learning intervention is an important tool for helping students perform in school.