ERIC Number: EJ372900
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Explaining the Educational Attainment of Young Black Adults: Critical Familial and Extra-Familial Influences.
Wilson, Karen R.; Allen, Walter R.
Journal of Negro Education, v56 n1 p64-76 Win 1987
Interviews with 201 Blacks between the ages of 19 and 28 reveal that Blacks' gains in education attest to the effectiveness of concerted individual and community effort. The effects of the following factors are examined: (1) family socioeconomic status; (2) family structure; (3) family influence; (4) educational background; (5) school influence; (6) personal efficacy; and (7) mediating factors. (BJV)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Age Differences, Black Achievement, Black Family, Black Students, Educational Attainment, Educational Background, Educational Environment, Ethnicity, Family (Sociological Unit), Family Environment, Family Influence, Low Income, Secondary Education, Social Cognition, Social Influences, Socioeconomic Status
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special issue on The Black Child's Home Environment and Student Achievement.