Research assistant Carmen Huang conducted a two-part study on the relationships between stress and student self-efficacy in the broader context of the COVID-19 pandemic for her Honors research project. Student self-efficacy is one's confidence to do well in school, and she was particularly interested in academic self-efficacy, one's confidence to perform well in academics, and online learning self-efficacy, one's confidence to perform well in an online class. She was also interested in examining social status, especially one's subjective social status, which is the social group that one identifies themselves as. Aside from student self-efficacy and subjective social status, she also examined their physiological states, such as stress and anxiety.
She presented her initial findings for the first part of her study on Thursday, December 10th. You can learn more about the purpose. methodology, and findings of the study from the recorded presentation above!