ERIC Number: ED029066
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb-6
Reference Count: 0
Non-Intellectual Factors in the Education of Black High School Students.
Miller, LaMar P.
Studied was "the relationship between intellectual achievement responsibility and the variables of self esteem, awareness of upward mobility, intelligence, and academic success." Subjects were 429 black high school students who completed a questionnaire consisting of a biographical inventory, a section on attitudes and aspirations, and an intellectual achievement responsibility scale (IAR). The only significant relationship found was between IAR and awareness of upward mobility. The study warrants the general conclusion that "intellectual achievement responsibility is not consistently related to the non-intellectual factors identified in this study." More specifically, these black students feel "a sense of control of their academic success or failure that is not necessarily associated with performance." They seem to have "attitudes necessary for academic motivation: interest in education, high self concept, and a sense of control of academic environment." (NH)
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Identifiers: Intellectual Achievement Responsibility
Note: Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association annual meeting (Los Angeles, Calif., February 6, 1969).