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The Impact Of Self-Efficacy And Academic Achievement On Twelfth Grade African-American Male Trio Program Participants: A Comparison Study Of Two Trio Programs At A Select Urban Institution, Christopher Ruffin May 2018

The Impact Of Self-Efficacy And Academic Achievement On Twelfth Grade African-American Male Trio Program Participants: A Comparison Study Of Two Trio Programs At A Select Urban Institution, Christopher Ruffin

Electronic Theses & Dissertations Collection for Atlanta University & Clark Atlanta University

This qualitative study examined the impact of TRIO-Upward Bound and Math Science programs for 12th-grade African-American male participants. The overall aim studied their self-efficacy in fulfilling graduation requirements and academic achievement in preparation for acceptance into a postsecondary institution. Data collection methods for this study were comprised of interviews, surveys, and student achievement data. Utilizing the qualitative director interviews, the researcher analyzed the data and presented the impact of independent variables on the effectiveness of the Upward Bound TRIO program for African-American 12th-grade males. A comparison of two Upward Bound TRIO programs at a select urban southern institution was conducted ...


The Perception Of Non-Cognitive And Other Factors On African-American Males' Persistence From Freshman To Sophomore Year At An Hbcu: Implications For Educational Leaders, George Johnson, Jr. Dec 2017

The Perception Of Non-Cognitive And Other Factors On African-American Males' Persistence From Freshman To Sophomore Year At An Hbcu: Implications For Educational Leaders, George Johnson, Jr.

Electronic Theses & Dissertations Collection for Atlanta University & Clark Atlanta University

This study sought to understand the extent to which African-American males perceived their experiences in higher education as an impact of their persistence. With only 18 out of 40 African-American males graduating from college within six years (National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 2008), this study sought to explore the problem of African-American male persistence in higher education. Specifically, this study examined the difference in persistence among African-American males to determine which factors most influenced their persistence and discussed strategies to overcome these challenges.

Using survey data from 45 questionnaires, 35 focus group questionnaires, and 13 interview questionnaires ...


A Century Of Mathematical Excellence At Spelman College, Colm Mulcahy Jan 2017

A Century Of Mathematical Excellence At Spelman College, Colm Mulcahy

Spelman College Faculty Publications

This file consists of the presentation slides of a presentation by Colm Mulcahy at the AMS-NAM Joint Special Session on The Mathematics of the Atlanta University Center. The event was held Thursday January 5, 2017, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Georgia.


Financial Aid And Other Selected Variables Related To The Retention Of First-Time Full-Time College Freshmen And Their Persistence To Graduation Within Six Years At A Private Historically Black College Or University, Mary E. Anderson Jul 2016

Financial Aid And Other Selected Variables Related To The Retention Of First-Time Full-Time College Freshmen And Their Persistence To Graduation Within Six Years At A Private Historically Black College Or University, Mary E. Anderson

Electronic Theses & Dissertations Collection for Atlanta University & Clark Atlanta University

This mixed methods research study used a QUAN-QUAL Model to examine the impact that various factors have on student persistence to graduation in postsecondary education. A documentary research approach was used to collect secondary or existing data from the student information system for first-time full-time freshmen in the Fall 2008 Cohort who graduated within six years. The size of the sample for the quantitative inquiry was 211. A correlational research design was employed to determine if a significant relationship existed between the dependent variables—Persistence to Graduation within Six Years (YEAR) and Final GPA at Time of Degree Completion (FIN ...


Factors Affecting Institution Selection For Undergraduate Gates Millennium Scholars, Whitney Monique Payton May 2016

Factors Affecting Institution Selection For Undergraduate Gates Millennium Scholars, Whitney Monique Payton

Electronic Theses & Dissertations Collection for Atlanta University & Clark Atlanta University

College enrollment is experiencing an upward trend; however, the quality of institutions selected by minority students remains a question. Promising minority students are failing to select high quality colleges and universities, despite academic components that would leave them otherwise qualified for admission. In fact, nearly 80% of high academic achieving low-income, minority students under match when selecting a college or university (Obama & Obama, 2014).

The purpose of this study was to examine the factors leading to selection of institution for Gates Millennium Scholars while examining the relationship between college selection and socioeconomic status, cost, high school grade point average (GPA ...


A Case Study Examining The Influence Of Youth Culture And College Experience On Student Persistence Among Underserved African-American Students, Sonya M. Okoli May 2016

A Case Study Examining The Influence Of Youth Culture And College Experience On Student Persistence Among Underserved African-American Students, Sonya M. Okoli

Electronic Theses & Dissertations Collection for Atlanta University & Clark Atlanta University

The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore how youth culture influences the attitudes and motivations of African-American junior college students who have aspirations to complete postsecondary credentials to advance their socioeconomic status but do not persist. In this study, youth culture was defined as the values, norms, and practices shared by African-American youth between the ages of 18-24, indicative of the way they chose to live life and make decisions. The independent variables were Academic Self-Concept, Student Educational Experience, College Bridge Programs, Academic Advisement, Faculty Involvement and Interaction, Extracurricular Activities, Youth Culture, Family Support, Socioeconomic Status ...


A Study Of The Relationship Between Customer Service And Student Satisfaction At A Historically Black College And University (Hbcu), Patti Hammonds-Greene May 2016

A Study Of The Relationship Between Customer Service And Student Satisfaction At A Historically Black College And University (Hbcu), Patti Hammonds-Greene

Electronic Theses & Dissertations Collection for Atlanta University & Clark Atlanta University

This study examined the relationship between customer service and student satisfaction at a historically black college and university. Student satisfaction was measured by student engagement, student recruitment, and student retention. Participants of the study were comprised of 485 undergraduate and graduate students from a historically black college and university, and they were selected utilizing non-probability convenience sampling among the target population. The findings of the study indicated that there was a statistically significant relationship between customer service and student satisfaction, customer service and student engagement, and customer service and student retention. There was no statistically significant relationship between customer service ...


Realigning The Crooked Room: Spelman Claims A Space For African American Women In Stem, Kimberly M. Jackson, Leyte L. Winfield Dec 2014

Realigning The Crooked Room: Spelman Claims A Space For African American Women In Stem, Kimberly M. Jackson, Leyte L. Winfield

Spelman College Faculty Publications

In Melissa Harris-Perry’s 2011 book, Sister Citizen, she references various psychological studies of altered judgment and decision making that can arise in irregularly shaped environments, and uses them to explicate the struggles women of color face at the intersection of race and gender stereotypes. These environments, or “crooked rooms,” represent an unlevel plane where misrecognition or lack of acknowledgment diminishes the contributions of women of color to the success of the nation.

Recognizing the prevalence and conundrum of the crooked room, there are institutions making strides toward changing the way the world looks at African American women leaders, scholars ...