Michayla Yost

Student NameMichayla Yost
Faculty Mentor NameDr. Joni Splett
CollegeCollege of Education
MinorEducational Studies
Research Interestsschool mental health, socio-emotional development, intelligence testing, discriminatory school discipline
Academic AwardsMedallion of Excellence 2017, Thomas G. Pye Award 2020, University Scholars Program 2020
OrganizationsSplett Research Lab, Dance Marathon, Vegan Eating for Gators
Hobbies and InterestsI enjoy doing yoga, painting, cooking, and traveling.

Research Project

Student-Teacher Relationships and Problem Type as Factors of Receipt of School-Based Services?

My project will examine how student-teacher relationships influence the receipt of social, emotional, and behavioral services. Positive school mental health involves identifying students who are in need of academic or behavioral interventions, and connecting them with the resources that they need. This project will explore the effect that positive and negative student-teacher relationships have on receipt of services and how problem type (internalizing and externalizing) mediates this interaction.