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ERIC Number: ED517727
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 268
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1241-5287-5
A Case Study Examining the Influence of Black Greek Letter Fraternal Presence, Policies, and Practices on African American Male Student Success at a Predominantly White Institution
Singleton, Stanley Duane
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Mercer University
This qualitative case study was conducted at a mid-sized university in the southeastern United States to determine if a nexus existed among BGLF presence, policies, and practices at a PWI that influences the student success of African American males. This research focused on the analysis of two direct associations--the association between the BGLF and African American male students and the association between the BGLF and the PWI. The indirect association that was be analyzed was that between the PWI and the African American male student. This study utilized a modified analytical induction approach and an embedded model design that heavily emphasized data collected from a total of eleven semi-structured interviews of African American males, observations of three BGLO sponsored events, and a document analysis of five BGLF documents. Participants were divided into two groups: (1) BGLF members and (2) BGLF non members. Student success was identified as having maximized their experiences during their undergraduate experience both academically and socially with the following criteria: 1) Classified as seniors (having earned 90 credit hours or more and graduating within 12 months); 2) Having maintained at least a 3.0 cumulative G.P.A.; and 3) Having established a proven record of leadership and involvement in more than one extracurricular activity or organization during his time at the institution. The study's conclusions resulted in four major findings and three salient findings. The Major findings were: academic resilience-confidence; 2) motivation and support; 3) BGLO showcasing; and 4) the PWI and BGLF African American Male Student Success Nexus. The salient findings were: 1) duality; 2) resilience; and 3) constantly having to prove himself. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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