ERIC Number: EJ1027798
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
The Threat of Living up to Expectations: Analyzing the Performance of Hispanic Students on Standardized Exams
Rodríguez, Bryan A.
Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, v13 n3 p191-205 Jul 2014
The present study examines whether the recognition of stereotypes undermines the academic performance of Hispanic students, a phenomenon known as "stereotype threat." With regard to race, stereotype threat has been examined predominately between African American and White students, yet limited research has investigated how Hispanic students respond to negative racial stereotypes. This study utilizes a "t" test to explore whether the presence of negative racial stereotypes influences the academic performance of Hispanic students on standardized tests. Data from the study suggest that racial stereotypes inside the classroom have a negative influence on the academic performance of Hispanic college students on standardized exams.
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Standardized Tests, Expectation, Academic Achievement, Ethnic Stereotypes, Classroom Environment, Barriers, Achievement Gap, First Generation College Students, Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Questionnaires, Comparative Testing, Pretests Posttests, Performance Based Assessment, Fear of Success, College Bound Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
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