Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Social Work


School of Social Work

First Advisor

Morris, Teresa

Second Advisor

Engelfried, G.

Third Advisor

McCaslin, Rosemary


The purpose of this study was to investigate the possibility that students who spend more time in a Montessori environment exhibit higher levels of self-efficacy than children who have more of their school career exposed to traditional education methods. This study used a nonprobability convenience sampling where participants were selected using a volunteer process. The sample included a total of 36 children ranging from 7th to 12th grade who volunteered to participate in this study.