Open Access Graduate Research Paper
The fact that black student academic performance has persistently fallen short of white student performance has been a matter of concern among educational practitioners and has been documented in countless educational and sociological literature. Not only has this trend been reflected in lower SAT scores and lower GPA's, but also in lower retention and higher attrition rates (Garibaldi, 1986; Wilson, 1981). The results of numerous studies have suggested various factors that might contribute to this unfortunate state of affairs. These range from factors that are internal to the student such as self-esteem, achievement motivation, and self-expectancy, to factors that are external to the student such as socioeconomic status, parental attitudes, school learning environment, and teacher expectations (Feldman & Donohoe, 1978; Marjoribanks, 1981; Holliday, 1985).
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations
Charles V. L. Dedrick
Larry L. Kavich
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©1987 Primrose Simphiwie Mngadi
Mngadi, Primrose Simphiwe, "The relationship between Black student racial identity attitudes, self-expectancy, and academic performance at the college level" (1987). Graduate Research Papers. 2933.