ERIC Number: EJ1026542
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
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Predictors of Achievement in African American Students at Risk for Academic Failure: The Roles of Achievement Values and Behavioral Engagement
Darensbourg, Alicia M.; Blake, Jamilia J.
Psychology in the Schools, v50 n10 p1044-1059 Dec 2013
The achievement gap between African American and European American youth is a pervasive problem in the United States. This study explored how achievement values and behavioral engagement affect the academic attainment of an academically at-risk sample of 167 African American youth in late elementary school. Results indicate that achievement values do not have a significant influence on engagement or achievement in late elementary school. However, behavioral engagement significantly influenced math achievement from Grades 4 to 5. The implications of these findings are discussed.
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement, African American Students, White Students, Elementary School Students, At Risk Students, Student Behavior, Mathematics Achievement, Learner Engagement, Values
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Grade 5
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