ERIC Number: ED333091
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
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The College Milieu for the 1990s: Increasing Black Student Retention Rates on White Campuses.
Martin, Oneida L.
This study sought to identify the factors that affect the retention of black students. The survey responses of 90 randomly selected black college students from two predominantly white southern public universities were analyzed. Both institutions are under court order to desegregate. The following summary findings are reported: (1) participants tended to be dissatisfied with peers, the social dimensions of the school, and the community in which the school was located, but they were neither satisfied nor dissatisfied with the college or professors; (2) professors and black faculty appear to reinforce the thoughts retained by the participants about the college; (3) participants viewed black faculty as successful and desirable, and saw a need for more black faculty to help black students; and (4) participants did not perceive cooperation between black and white students, nor did they perceive equal opportunities for black and white students, nor did they see a connection between the school's supportive recruitment practices and the graduation of blacks from white colleges. Statistical data are presented in four tables. A list of 54 references, a list of sample items and internal reliability coefficients of scales, and a glossary are appended. (FMW)
Descriptors: Black Attitudes, Black Education, Black Students, College Environment, College Faculty, College Students, Higher Education, Minority Group Teachers, Psychological Studies, Racial Relations, School Holding Power, Student Attitudes, Student College Relationship, Teacher Student Relationship
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 1990).