Mississippi State University
Fulford III, Charles "Taze"
Gallo, Katarzyna Z.
Date of Degree
Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Master of Landscape Architecture (M.L.A.)
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Department of Landscape Architecture
The purpose of this study is to examine the connection between self-efficacy, reflective writing, and graphic quality inside a first-year Landscape Architecture design studio. Reflective writing and self-efficacy can be studied to better understand how to motivate students within a design studio. Bandura (1977) defines self-efficacy as the belief in one’s own capabilities relating to motivation, behavior, and environment. Reflective writing is overlooked as a mode of advancing knowledge in the design process (Lousberg, 2019). The data were collected with pre- and post-semester Likert scale questionnaires, graphic skill-building tests, and reflective writing. To determine growth, the pre-and post-Likert-type questionnaires and graphic skill boxes were analyzed using STATAMP, which is a statistical analysis software. Prominent Writing Feature Analysis was used to identify writing features for each individual response. The findings are a quantitative and qualitative assessment suggesting an increase in self-efficacy relating to graphic skills and landscape architecture lexicon.
Nobles, Rachel Michelle, "Reflecting on design: A study of the relationship between beginning landscape architecture students’ graphic skills and self-efficacy through hybrid assessments and reflective writing" (2023). Theses and Dissertations. 5950.