ERIC Number: ED224380
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Perceptions of Black and White Students on Extracurricular Participation and Discrimination at a Large Southern University.
Teddlie, Charles; Larche, Deidra
Black student attitudes about Louisiana State University (LSU) and their participation in extracurricular activities were studied and compared to those of white students. Questionnaires were mailed to the approximately 1,400 black students attending LSU and an equal number of white students, and responses were obtained from 129 black and 114 white students. A lower participation rate in extracurricular activities was found for black students compared to white students. Black students participated significantly less in: professional, career, or honorary groups; on-campus football games; on-campus religious services; and classes. Blacks appeared to substitute off-campus activities, probably at Southern University, for LSU on-campus activities. Black students perceived discrimination from faculty members significantly more than did white students, and more often felt that less discrimination and more acceptance would increase their participation in extracurricular activities, as would more information about the extracurricular activities. In addition, black students more often felt that an outreach program for recruitment would enhance black participation, and that organizations of activities interesting black students would help induce black participation. Whites preferred predominantly white organizations, while blacks preferred mixed groups. While a large groups of blacks wanted the administration to further integrate on-campus activities, an equally large number advocated the formation of exclusively black organizations. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Louisiana State University
Note: This paper was identified by a joint project of the Institute on Desegregation at North Carolina Central University and the ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education at The George Washington University.