ERIC Number: ED475026
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Nov
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Levels of Reading Ability among African-American Graduate Students.
Collins, Kathleen M. T.; Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J.
Poor reading ability has been identified as a predictor of underachievement among undergraduate students, but little is known about the reading ability of graduate students, especially those of minority background. This study examined the reading comprehension and reading vocabulary of 105 African American graduate students at a historically black college. Their scores were compared to those of two samples of Caucasian graduate students and a large normative sample of undergraduates. The African American students obtained statistically significantly lower scores in reading comprehension and vocabulary than did the comparison groups. A canonical correlation analysis revealed a strong relationship between these reading ability variables and achievement in research methodology courses. (Contains 3 tables and 42 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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