Relation of out-of-schooltime program participation to [STEM] academic outcomes for underrepresented youth
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This is the primary abstract to my three-part dissertation research project. This publication includes two introductory chapters that provide background information and the theoretical framing for the research. I prepared chapters 3, 4, and 5 as independent research publications; therefore, some of the introductory content of each is summative and yet repetitive of the chapters that precede it. In the final, sixth chapter, I describe how the three research studies relate to each other and contribute to the research worlds of youth development and out-of-schooltime programming, specifically as ...