ERIC Number: EJ1099644
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
An Action Research Study on the Influence of Gangsta Rap on Academic and Behavioral Issues of 5th Grade African-American Males
Lewis, Shaun; Boes, Susan R.; Chibbaro, Julie S.
Georgia School Counselors Association Journal, v22 p12-27 2015
This small action research study (ARS) began with a review of the literature examining the relationship of gangsta rap in regards to academic achievement, self-esteem, decision-making, identity issues and development of young African American males. The purpose of the ARS was to examine the correlation between gangsta rap and its influence on 5th grade students at one elementary school in suburban Atlanta. The ARS also examined the relationship between gangsta rap and inclination towards school, asking if gangsta rap is a deterrent to academic achievement. Dyson (1996) noted a strong correlation between high school dropouts, incarceration rates and gangsta rap; therefore a mentoring program was designed to address academic achievement and behavioral development for 5th grade African American males. The results led to a discussion of the appropriate use of music as an influence on students as used by the professional school counselor.
Descriptors: Action Research, Popular Culture, African Americans, Males, Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Suburbs, Correlation, Academic Achievement, Influences, Mentors, Music, Identification (Psychology), Child Development, Behavior Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia