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College Athletic Reputation And College Choice Among African American High School Seniors: Evidence From The Educational Longitudinal Study, Jomills Henry Braddock Ii, Hua Lv, Marvin P. Dawkins Jul 2016

College Athletic Reputation And College Choice Among African American High School Seniors: Evidence From The Educational Longitudinal Study, Jomills Henry Braddock Ii, Hua Lv, Marvin P. Dawkins

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This study extends research on college choice, with recent national survey data, by examining what African American students say about the importance of college athletic reputation in choosing which school to attend. We use the Educational Longitudinal Survey to examine the overall distribution of self-reported factors that shape college choices among African American high school seniors who express plans to attend college immediately after high school. We then conduct factor analysis to examine the structure of relations among the diverse factors shaping student preferences and their contribution to understanding variation in the college choice process among African Americans. Finally, to ...


Black Males In The College Classroom: A Quantitative Analysis Of Student Athlete – Faculty Interactions, Eddie Comeaux Jul 2016

Black Males In The College Classroom: A Quantitative Analysis Of Student Athlete – Faculty Interactions, Eddie Comeaux

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Few scholars have examined the social and academic environmental influence on college student-athletes. This study explored the relationship between Black male student-athletes and faculty and the impact of specific forms of student athlete-faculty interaction on academic achievement. Data are drawn from the Cooperative Institutional Research Program’s 2000 Freshman Survey and 2004 Follow-Up Survey. The sample includes 739 Black football and basketball players attending predominantly White institutions. The findings provided evidence that the impact of the contact is to some extent contingent upon the specific nature of the interaction for Black male student-athletes. For example, faculty who provided encouragement for ...


What Works? A Qualitative Examination Of The Factors Related To The Academic Success Of African American Males At A Predominantly White College In The South, Ray V. Robertson, Danielle Mason Jun 2016

What Works? A Qualitative Examination Of The Factors Related To The Academic Success Of African American Males At A Predominantly White College In The South, Ray V. Robertson, Danielle Mason

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Our study examined the factors related to the retention/academic success of African American males at a mid-sized, regional, predominantly white university in the south. The selected university has an African American male graduation rate, of approximately twenty-three percent, which is thirteen percentage points below the national Black male average. Feagin’s (1998) theory of cumulative discrimination was used to analyze in-depth interview responses from fifteen African American males who were selected using convenience sampling.


Academic Engagement Among African American Males Who Hold Aspirations For Athletic Careers In Professional Sports, Marvin P. Dawkins, Jomills Henry Braddock Ii, Adrienne Celaya Jun 2016

Academic Engagement Among African American Males Who Hold Aspirations For Athletic Careers In Professional Sports, Marvin P. Dawkins, Jomills Henry Braddock Ii, Adrienne Celaya

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An Examination Of The Effects Of School-Based Varsity Sport Participation And Parental Involvement On Male Academic Behaviors, Simone Travis O'Bryan, Jomills Henry Braddock Ii, Marvin P. Dawkins Jun 2016

An Examination Of The Effects Of School-Based Varsity Sport Participation And Parental Involvement On Male Academic Behaviors, Simone Travis O'Bryan, Jomills Henry Braddock Ii, Marvin P. Dawkins

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Using data from the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002), we developed and empirically tested a conceptual model to assess the longitudinal impact of school-based athletic participation and parental involvement, along with other factors, on the college-bound behaviors of male high school seniors attending public schools in the U.S. The conceptual model was tested using multiple regression and path analysis. Results indicate that 10th grade varsity sport is a significant positive predictor of 12th grade college-bound behaviors, net antecedent model variables (including SES and prior achievement). Additionally, African American parents are significantly more involved with their sons than ...


Dual Deviants: The Balancing Act Of Black Graduate Students, Addrain Conyers Jun 2016

Dual Deviants: The Balancing Act Of Black Graduate Students, Addrain Conyers

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The study of deviant behavior was designed to focus on departure from a group’s normative expectations; however, the primary focus of deviance research has been the departure from the dominant group’s norms. What happens when one is stigmatized by the dominant group and their minority group? Making use of interview data, this study investigates the life of black graduate students as they manage two spoiled identities, one in the academic world and the other in the black community. There were three major strategies used to manage their identities: (1) passing and covering via language manipulation; (2) fronting via ...


Evaluation Of A School Systems Plan To Utilize Teachers' Perceptions Of Principal Leadership To Improve Student Achievement, Ed Williams Jun 2016

Evaluation Of A School Systems Plan To Utilize Teachers' Perceptions Of Principal Leadership To Improve Student Achievement, Ed Williams

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This study examines fourth grade student achievement in relation to teacher perceptions of principal leadership and other selected variables in a large urban school district in Georgia. Student achievement was measured by performance on the Georgia Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) during the 2004-05 and 2005-06 school years. The leadership instrument measures six competencies: (I) Instructional Leadership, (II) Interpersonal Skills, (III) Decision-making Skills, (IV) Facilities Planning Skills and Student Behavior Expectations, (V) Evaluation, and (VI) School Climate. The sample consisted of 3,900 teachers from 81 schools in the district. Demographic variables for each school included enrollment, free/reduced lunch eligibility ...