Adithi Vemuri

Mentor: Dr. Julia Graber
College of Department of Psychology
 
"Research has been a way for me to create and learn in a hands-on way. I got involved with this lab specifically because I have always been curious about psychology and wanted to learn about it while I pursued other subjects in my academic studies."

Major

Biology

Minor

Nutritional Sciences

Research Interests

  • College students’ academic motivation
  • Influence of socioeconomic status
  • Intrinsic/Extrinsic Motivation

Academic Awards

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Organizations

  • Footprints Buddy and Support Program at UF Health
  • The Mobile Outreach Clinic at UF Health
  • MentorUF at the Center for Leadership and Service

Volunteer

  • Volunteer through the Footprints Buddy and Support Program at UF Health
  • Care Coordinator at the Mobile Outreach Clinic at UF Health
  • Site Coordinator/Mentor through MentorUF at the Center for Leadership and Service

Hobbies and Interests

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Research Description

Parental Socioeconomic Status as a Predictor of College Students’ Self-Efficacy and Autonomy
Through this research I aim to examine the relationship between parental socioeconomic status (SES) and college students’ academic motivation. We will attempt to delineate college students’ motivation by examining their self-reported self-efficacy and autonomy. By examining college students’ feelings of self-efficacy and autonomy, we hope to draw conclusions about whether they truly want to attend a university institution or whether they attend for external reasons. These reasons may include pressure from parents, or parents’ level of education and income.