ERIC Number: ED362600
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Dimensions of Success as Identified by High-Achieving, Black, Pre-College Students.
Delicio, Gail; And Others
The notion of phenomenal causality of C. Kraft (1991) was applied in the formulation of a self-report instrument to measure student perceptions of the dimensions of academic success. Instrument items were inspired by the students themselves in several hours of dialogue. Subjects were 55 male and 49 female black high school students at a summer career workshop in 1992 at Clemson University (South Carolina) for students with high academic rankings and superior performance in college preparatory programs and on national standardized achievement tests. Eight underlying elements that appeared to recur in analyses of student interview protocols were presented to students in all 28 possible pairs within a Thurstone's paired comparison type self-report instrument. The theoretical structure of the data emerged in the form of a graph with all eight statements plotted in two-dimensional perceptual space. The graph is presented as Figure 1, and two tables provide further information about the dimensions. (Contains 8 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Causal Analysis; Causality Approach; Self Report Measures
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference on Blacks in Higher Education (18th, Washington, DC, April 3, 1993).