Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies


The topic of my capstone research paper is student-teacher rapport and its impacts on students’ sense of fulfillment. The purpose of this research paper is to bring awareness and hopefully change to our current academic system in regards to how teachers interact with their students. All too often, teachers look solely at how the student is performing academically. They should also focus on why the lower achieving students are performing that way. This study includes literature review, a survey, as well as educator interviews to gather data on how students and teachers perceive each other in the classroom. The results indicated that all teachers feel that they have good rapport, but that students feel like they do not, generally speaking, have good rapport with their teachers.