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Mentorship of the Month: Joshua Hansman & Dr. Dan Florell

Dr. Florell & Joshua Hansman

Joshua Hansman presented at the University Poster Showcase in April this year mentored by Dan FLorell, Ph.D. of the Psychology Department.  Joshua's research titled, "Parental Factors as a Predictor of Student Aspirations" was part of his senior thesis project.  Joshua set out to determine which factors correlated with students pursuing education.  In Joshua's research he positied that educators and leaders could utilize these findings to push for better policies and to implement better practices aimed at benefiting education.  Joshua examined the relationship between different parental factors and how these factors related to a student's educational aspirations, hypothesizing that parental involvement in the home as well as at school, supportive messages, and an authoritative parenting style are all significant predictors of these educational aspirations.  

Joshua did an amazing job presenting at UPS 2018 as well as in the Psychology Departments Research Showcase!  Thank you Joshua for sharing your scholarship with us and thank you Dr. Florell for your mentorship and leadership with all our students!

You can view Joshua's poster at the following link:

https://encompass.eku.edu/swps_undergraduategallery/175/

Published on October 31, 2018

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