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ERIC Number: ED519078
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 136
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1242-5547-7
Evaluating Indicators of Cultural Resilience
Brabham, Karen Ann
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Teachers College, Columbia University
This study investigates the hypothesis that African American students succeed in difficult circumstances due to a type of coping that is unique to the African American experience. It was tested with a survey of 147 eleventh and twelfth grade students from different ethnic backgrounds who were enrolled in a New York City high school, The survey included three instruments that measured resilience: the California Healthy Kids Survey, the Africultural Inventory Survey and a Code-Switching Inventory. Although the results indicated that gender and the Africultural coping instrument were significant predictors of grades earned, there were no differences between African American students' use of the strategy and its use by students from other ethnic groups. This suggests that although the Africultural coping measure was a predictor of grades, that prediction was not uniquely associated with African American students. [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: Grade 11; Grade 12; High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York