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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

2015

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Black Male "Buoyant Believers" In Engineering And Engineering-Related Fields, Leroy L. Long Iii, Joseph Allen Kitchen, Trevion S. Henderson Jan 2015

Black Male "Buoyant Believers" In Engineering And Engineering-Related Fields, Leroy L. Long Iii, Joseph Allen Kitchen, Trevion S. Henderson

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Strategies for improving student success are particularly important in high-demand fields like science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). As the U.S. experiences a decline in skilled STEM workers and a growing number of racial/ethnic minorities, it is critical that more attention be paid to the college success of underrepresented populations majoring in STEM. While some strategies for increasing STEM student success have focused on social-psychological factors such as academic self-efficacy and resilience, little attention has been given to these factors among specific minority groups in STEM such as Black men. To extend the current literature, interviews with 27 ...