ERIC Number: EJ648279
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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How African-American College Students Protect Their Self-Esteem.
Schmader, Toni; Major, Brenda; Gramzow, Richard H.
Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, n35 p116-19 Spr 2002
Studies show that black college students have as high or higher self-esteem than white college students. To maintain their self-esteem, black students often detach themselves psychologically from academic outcomes by de-emphasizing the value of success in school. Also, black students often perceive their grades and test scores to be an inaccurate or unreliable measurement of their abilities. (SM)
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