ERIC Number: ED402519
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
The Relationship between Assertiveness and the Persistence of Successful Black Male Students in Predominantly White Institutions of Higher Education: A Comprehensive Review Paper.
The importance of selected social integration variables in the persistence of Black male students on the campuses of Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs) is investigated. This review attempts to develop a method for generally classifying the wide variety of research that investigates the persistence of Black male students attending PWIs. It has been purposely narrowed towards exploring the relationships between the culturally unique interaction styles of Black students in general, and Black males in particular, and their persistence rates at PWIs. Its major focus is on non-assertive or passive aspects of successful Black male student adaptation to college. This area appears to provide a promising basis for additional exploratory research aimed at expanding the current conceptual framework for the development of a "non-defective" based theoretical paradigm for Black male student persistence at PWIs. Contains 287 references. (TS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Adjustment (to Environment), Assertiveness, Black Attitudes, Black Students, College Students, Higher Education, Interpersonal Competence, Males, Personality Traits, Racial Identification, Racial Integration, Student Attrition, Student College Relationship
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (78th, Atlanta, GA, March 13-16, 1996).