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Kizilcec et al., 2017, Experiment 1-Social-Belonging: Reflecting on stories about common challenges to belonging in the transition to a course doubled course persistence among students from less developed countries

Reference:

Kizilcec, R. F., Saltarelli, A. J., Reich, J., & Cohen, G. L. (2017). Closing global achievement gaps in MOOCs. Science, 355(6322), 251-252.
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Summary:

Students enrolled a massive open online course (MOOC) related to computer science completed a value-affirmation intervention modeled on Cohen et al., 2009 or a social-belonging intervention modeled on Walton & Cohen, 2011 embedded in the course. Among students from less-developed countries (e.g., India, Pakistan, Egypt), the interventions doubled course persistence (amount of course material studied). There was no effect for students from more developed countries.

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Need

What is the Person Trying to Understand?

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

What About it?

Approach to Desired Meaning

Approach to Desired Meaning

How?

Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Process 3:

Need

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

Approach to Desired Meaning

Psychological Question Addressed

Can people "like me" come to belong?

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Walton & Wilson, 2018