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ERIC Number: ED413390
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Aug
Pages: 11
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Racial and Global Self Concept Effects on African American Achievement.
Mayo-Booker, Ethel T.; Gibbs, Margaret
This study examined the relationship between self-concept variables and academic achievement in 72 African American inner-city high school students. The self-concept variable of particular interest was racial self-concept, those perceptions about the self that develop as a result of racial identity. The hypothesis that racial and global self-concept would predict academic achievement was supported, with racial self-concept accounting for more of the explained variance in achievement than global self-concept. The results suggest that negative self-perceptions, especially those related to racial identity, may be an underlying factor in patterns of underachievement prevalent in African American children. (Contains 13 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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