ERIC Number: EJ589760
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Validating a Proposed Model of African-American Students' Social Adjustment.
Schwitzer, Alan M.; Ancis, Julie R.; Griffin, Oris T.
Journal of the First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, v11 n1 p77-102 1999
A study examined four features of African-American college students' social adjustment to predominantly White campuses: sense of underrepresentedness; direct perceptions of racism; hurdle of approaching faculty; and effects of faculty familiarity. The model described African-Americans' experiences in adjusting to institutional climate and relating to faculty but did not describe similar social-adjustment perceptions of White students. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Black Students, College Environment, College Faculty, College Freshmen, Comparative Analysis, Higher Education, Models, Predictor Variables, Racial Relations, Social Adjustment, Social Environment, Student Adjustment, Teacher Student Relationship, White Students
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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