Date of Award


Degree Name

School Psychology


Graduate School of Education and Professional Development

Type of Degree


Document Type


First Advisor

Sandra S. Stroebel

Second Advisor

Stephen O’Keefe

Third Advisor

Joyce Meikamp


The purpose of this study was to determine if team cohesion and instructional time at the Marshall University Graduate College Summer Enrichment Program (MUGCSEP) will be correlated with the measures of reading performance of students who attended the program. Archival data, collected during the 2006 and 2007 MUGCSEP, was used for this study. After performing a Pearson Product Moment Correlation, results yielded a statistically significant correlation between cohesion and reading performance in 2006 and a mildly inverse statistically significant correlation in 2007. Instructional time in 2006 also had a statistically significant correlation with reading performance. However, in 2007 results did not indicate a statistically significant correlation. This finding suggests the possibility that team cohesion may be an important factor in the assessment of children’s reading performance.


Reading - Ability testing.

Educational tests and measurements - West Virginia.

Marshall University. Graduate College. Department of Psychology.