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Kizilcec et al., 2017, Experiment 2-Social Belonging: Reflecting on stories about common challenges to belonging in the transition to a course increased course persistence among students from less-developed countries and increased completion rates among students from more 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 US public policy completed a social-belonging intervention modeled on Walton & Cohen, 2011 (or value-affirmation intervention) embedded in the course. Among students from less-developed countries (e.g., India, Pakistan, Egypt), the intervention increased course persistence (amount of course material studied) and raised the completion rate by 51%. There was no effect for students from more developed countries.

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Psychological Process 2:

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