ERIC Number: EJ596706
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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African American Students' Persistence at a Predominantly White University: Influences of Social Support, University Comfort, and Self-Beliefs.
Gloria, Alberta M.; Kurpius, Sharon E. Robinson; Hamiliton, Kimberly D.; Willson, Marcia S.
Journal of College Student Development, v40 n3 p257-68 May-Jun 1999
Examines the influence of social support, university comfort, and self-beliefs on the persistence decisions of African American (N=98) undergraduates attending a predominantly White university. Each construct predicted persistence, with university comfort and social support the strongest predictors. A positive perception of the university environment was related to higher cultural congruity and perceived mentorship. (Author/MKA)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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