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ERIC Number: EJ797386
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0194-3081
Factors Promoting Academic Success among African American and White Male Community College Students
Perrakis, Athena I.
New Directions for Community Colleges, n142 p15-23 Sum 2008
This study seeks to isolate factors associated with academic success, operationalized as grade point average (GPA) and course completion, among two male student populations within the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD): African American and white men. In order to determine the factors that are associated with academic success, two levels of analysis were conducted. The first set of analyses determined if gender was a significant factor in course completion and GPA for all students in the LACCD. Then the study sample was split by gender, and secondary analyses were conducted to determine if race was a significant factor for men in the LACCD, and if so, what similarities and differences could be noted between African American and white male students with regard to course completion and GPA. The result is a set of factors that promote course completion and high GPAs for both African American and white male students. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: California