ERIC Number: ED219684
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct-10
Reference Count: 0
Attitudinal Differences of Black Female Secondary Students Which May Influence Their Graduating from High School.
Timberlake, Constance H.
Literature reveals that students most apt to be potential dropouts are those referred to as a "high risk population." Black females depict the assumed poorest risk among an already high risk group. A study of black female secondary school students regarded as potential dropouts attempted to determine if persisters' and non-persisters' attitudes toward school, school work, teachers, and peers had an influence. Responses of persisters indicated that teachers did not expect enough work from students. Non-persisters felt that teachers did not spend enough time with students. Persisters had a generally more positive attitude toward school work, but data indicated that student attitudes were not strong determining factors in academic persistence. The results suggest that a positive attitude toward school work and school in general are factors that aid black females in completing high school. (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Best copy available. Paper presented at the National Black Child Development Institute (Washington, DC, October 10, 1981).