ERIC Number: EJ694583
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 77
Cultural Mistrust, Academic Outcome Expectations, and Outcome Values among African American Adolescent Men
Irving, Miles Anthony; Hudley, Cynthia
Urban Education, v40 n5 p476-496 2005
This study measured the relationship between outcome expectations, outcome value, and cultural mistrust among African American male high school students (N = 75) attending an urban, Southern California school. We hypothesized that a negative perception of the dominant culture would negatively affect academic outcome expectations and academic achievement values. The results indicated, as hypothesized, a significant inverse relationship between cultural mistrust and outcome expectations. There was also a significant relationship between cultural mistrust and outcome value. In addition, cultural mistrust and outcome value were significant predictors of academic outcome expectations. Findings are discussed in terms of the importance of understanding sociocultural influences on achievement motivation among ethnic minority youth.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California