Jason Okonofua, Professor

Closed (1) Perspectives Experience Program

Applications for Spring 2019 are now closed for this project.

Previous research has shown that when teachers value students' perspectives and respond to misbehavior in more empathic ways, students feel more respected, motivated to respect teachers and avoid future misbehavior (Okonofua, Paunesku, & Walton, 2016). Through a brief, web-based study, we will replicate existing findings with a larger sample to learn more about how we can best strengthen teacher-student relationships and combat disproportionate school outcomes (e.g., disparities in suspension rates). We expect better teacher-student relationships and attendance, fewer discipline problems, and better student learning and achievement. Past research suggests that these hypotheses and outcomes are probable and that no harm is introduced.

Aid in the design, implementation, and analyses of interventions. This may include conducting literature searches and reviews, cleaning and analyzing data, setting up Qualtrics surveys and distributing them, tracking participation, and creating templates.

Day-to-day supervisor for this project: Michael Ruiz, Staff Researcher

Qualifications: Familiarity with Dedoose, Google and Microsoft Suites, SPSS, R, and Qualtrics are preferred although not required.

Weekly Hours: 9-11 hrs

Off-Campus Research Site: Our research site is located in the new Psychology department located at 2121 Berkeley Way
University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720-1650.

Related website: http://edens.berkeley.edu
Related website: http://jokonofua.com