The Effects of Microaggressions on Students' Academic Self-Efficacy

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 5,8
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Session 3: Promoting Diversity and Multicultural Competence in School Psychology

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. bring awareness to school psychologists and stakeholders about microaggressions and implicit biases.
  2. provide tips on how to incorporate social–emotional learning for students who are at-risk for poor self-efficacy.
  3. encourage best practices in supporting recipients of racially inferred under/overtones.


Microaggressions are a form of discrimination that can have an adverse impact on the academic self-efficacy and mental health of the targeted individuals. The results of this study will address the impact of implicit biases on students’ academic outcomes and ways for practitioners to advocate for social–emotional supports in secondary schools.



Melissa R. Glenn, EdS, East Carolina Unviersity
Crystal R. Hill-Chapman, PhD, Francis Marion University


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