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ERIC Number: ED076167
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 14
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Multiple Predictors of Academic Success of the Black Male College Student.
Tucker, Samuel J.
The problem in this research was to select from a battery of 48 predictor variables, the variables which yielded the optimum estimate of college grade-point average at a Southern Black liberal arts college for men. The 48 predictor variables included measures of scholastic aptitude, reading ability, study habits, personality, and sociological characteristics. Purposes of the study were to establish a hierarchy of these variables in terms of the contributions to the prediction of academic success and to abstract a personality profile of the black male college achiever based on the significant predictors. The psychological and sociological profile that emerges from this study is that of the black male college achiever who is well organized and has a good opinion of his ability to handle academic tasks, both in general and with reference to study habits, his achievement drive, his writing, and mathematical ability. In addition, he comes from a small town and his father is likely to be an unskilled or semiskilled worker who has not finished high school. The black male achiever is also receiving, and probably requires, financial aid to pursue his college program. The data suggests that he is more concerned with succeeding in his career preparation than the student from a more well-to-do family who does not feel the financial strain during his college stay. (Author/HS)
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