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ERIC Number: ED549060
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 129
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2673-4567-7
The Experience of First-Year African American Male College Students Who Did Not Achieve Academic Success: Case Study
Haywood, Jerry L.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
The goal of this study was to examine the experience of African American males who did not achieve academic success in their first year of college at a predominately White institution (PWI) in Southwestern Georgia. This study used a qualitative case study design to investigate the experience held by this target group. The qualitative case study approach was selected because it provided the researcher with the ideal means to focus on discovery and insight from the perspective of participants with the data produced being in the voice and experience of the participants. The outcome of this study points to five themes related to the first-year experience of this target group: (a) Engaging with Others, (b) Lack of Support, (c) Usage of Resources, (d) Unprepared for Transition, and (e) Impact of Racism. The results of the study suggest that African American males have a strong desire to feel culturally connected and included within the campus environment. Additionally, the study points the need of an established support system with the institution as well as with family and friends. This study advances the literature on African American males at PWIs and provides some insight on the experience of the academically unsuccessful African American male during the first year. [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; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia