Project 7: Impacts of Financial Disadvantage

Investigating At-Risk Etiologies and Educational Pathways through an Ecological Lens

PI: Prof Azilawati Jamaluddin

Co-PI(s): Assoc Prof Andy Khong Wai Hoong, Dr Imelda Santos CALEON, Dr Ser Hong TAN, Dr Aik Lim TAN

Project Objectives

The project aims to investigate pathways and developmental trajectories of financial at-Risk (FAR) adolescents, delineated as disadvantaged students occupying the bottom 25 per cent of Singapore’s socio-economic index.

Study Focus

This study focuses on expanding the knowledge base of at-risk factors and vulnerabilities for FAR adolescents while also identifying protective or buffering factors towards desired adolescent outcomes (listed below). The study adopts an ecological perspective to investigate the sociocultural, psychological, and neurophysiological factors influencing the pathways and developmental trajectories of FAR adolescents throughout their secondary schooling years.

This mixed-methods multimodal study integrates qualitative research components (interviews & focus groups) to further provide in-depth insights into the factors influencing FAR’s adolescents educational pathways and trajectories. Additionally, the project utilizes advanced machine learning methodologies to develop predictive models for at-risk adolescents, with the overarching goal of informing targeted interventions tailored to this vulnerable population.

Key Constructs of Interest

Socio-emotional wellbeing
Educational achievement
Future outlook

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DREAMS @ The Redesigning Pedagogy International Conference (RPIC)

Our research team will be presenting at the Redesigning Pedagogy International Conference (RPIC) on 29 and 30 May. If you are attending the conference, we hope you can join us as we share more about our Year 1 findings....

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