ERIC Number: EJ1022733
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
Black Female Community College Students' Satisfaction: A National Regression Analysis
Strayhorn, Terrell L.; Johnson, Royel M.
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v38 n6 p534-550 2014
Data from the Community College Student Experiences Questionnaire were analyzed for a sample of 315 Black women attending community colleges. Specifically, we conducted multivariate analyses to assess the relationship between background traits, commitments, engagement, academic performance, and satisfaction for Black women at community colleges. Descriptive results provide a profile of Black women who attend community colleges in terms of age, native language, units taken, and grades. Hierarchical linear regression results suggest that our statistical model accounted for 22% of the variance in satisfaction. Significant predictors of Black women's satisfaction at community colleges include age, effect of family on school work, and social engagement with faculty. Grades may also be significantly related to Black women's satisfaction, although the relationship was reduced to nonsignificance over successive models. Implications for future policy, practice, and research are highlighted.
Descriptors: African American Students, Females, Womens Education, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Satisfaction, Student Attitudes, Multivariate Analysis, Correlation, Student Characteristics, Academic Persistence, Learner Engagement, Academic Achievement, Age Differences, Family School Relationship, Teacher Student Relationship, Grades (Scholastic), Social Influences, Questionnaires, Native Language, English
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Community College Student Experiences Questionnaire