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ERIC Number: ED551958
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 107
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2678-4897-0
Implementing a Mentoring Program for African American Males to Improve Student Satisfaction at a Predominantly White Institution
Coonrod, Curtis C.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Capella University
The purpose of this action research study is to evaluate the impact of the intervention on student satisfaction of African American males enrolled at a predominantly White institution (PWI), through meaningful engagement activities and mentoring relationships, thus improving their persistence rates at State University (pseudonym). This highly qualitative study gathered data primarily through focus groups and personal interviews of African American males to determine best strategies for improving the overall campus experience leading to higher student satisfaction and academic success. The data collected for this study validates the importance of mentoring relationships for African American males enrolled at a PWI. Furthermore, that data suggests that this relationship is critical not only for the students' academic success but also for assistance with fitting in at a PWI. [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
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Language: English
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