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ERIC Number: EJ1214035
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-May
Pages: 35
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0195-6744
Am I Smart Enough? Will I Make Friends? And Can I Even Afford It? Exploring the College-Going Dilemmas of Black and Latino Adolescent Boys
Carey, Roderick L.
American Journal of Education, v125 n3 p381-415 May 2019
Black and Latino adolescent boys and young men from low-income communities face numerous perceived and actual barriers to achieving their postsecondary educational goals. To advocate for more precise interventions, this study investigated how black and Latino eleventh grade boys' college ambitions were shaped by their school's college-going culture, racial stereotyping, and their families' economic marginalization. Drawing from social cognitive theory, the author examined the boys' college-going dilemmas as internal (e.g., participants' self-assessments of their academic [un]preparedness and [un]ease about making new friends) and external (e.g., concerns about affording college, given limited financial resources and familial responsibilities).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Grade 11; High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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