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ERIC Number: EJ1008019
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-0897-5264
Motivational and Judgment Predictors of African American Academic Achievement at PWIs and HBCUs
Reeder, Matthew C.; Schmitt, Neal
Journal of College Student Development, v54 n1 p29-42 Jan-Feb 2013
In this study we investigated whether African American students at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) differ from African American students at predominantly White institutions (PWIs) in academic motivation and judgment, and whether type of academic institution (HBCU, PWI) moderates relationships between these differences and academic achievement. Results indicate that HBCU and PWI students differed in several characteristics, and that type of institution moderated relationships between two of the three characteristics examined and achievement. Theoretical implications in light of Peters and O'Connor's (1980) concept of situational constraints are discussed, as are practical considerations pertaining to student advising. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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