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ERIC Number: ED110330
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 138
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Some Characteristics of High- and Low-Achieving Seventh Grade Black Students in Mathematics.
Bell, Della Pearl Domoneck
The purpose of this study was the determination of variables related to high and low mathematics achievement among black seventh-grade students. Six specific hypotheses were investigated. The research population consisted of 40 black students at two junior high schools; of these 20 were identified as high achievers and 20 as low achievers. Each participant was interviewed concerning his attitudes toward school, mathematics, and mathematics teachers, self concept, aspirations, and parents' occupation. Data were also gathered using the Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventory, the California Achievement Test (administered in sixth grade), and the California Test of Mental Maturity - level four. Data were submitted to analysis of variance and chi-square analyses. Results indicated that scores on the following variables significantly favored subjects classified as high achievers: total mathematics achievement, computation and problem solving, reading achievement, I.Q., socioeconomic status, mathematics self-concept (actual and ideal), and aspirations (educational and occupational). No differences between groups were found for the other variables investigated. The author concluded that high-achieving black students were similar in profile to other high achievers. (Author/SD)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin