ERIC Number: EJ710402
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb-1
Reference Count: 58
Academic Achievement among Caribbean Immigrant Adolescents: The Impact of Generational Status on Academic Self-Concept
Professional School Counseling, v8 n3 p209 Feb 2005
Caribbean American immigrant students, who represent one of the largest subgroups in the Black population in the United States, exhibit low achievement scores and high dropout rates, which are both correlated with lifelong negative employment and psychosocial outcomes. To understand how immigrant status may impact academic achievement in this population, this study had 200 Caribbean immigrant adolescents complete the Tennessee Self-Concept Scale and a demographic questionnaire. The results of an analysis of variance revealed a significant main effect of generational status for academic self-concept, but post hoc analysis revealed no significant differences among the mean academic self-concept scores for first-, second-, and third-generation Caribbean adolescents. Implications for school counselors desiring to facilitate positive academic outcomes for Caribbean American adolescents are considered.
Descriptors: Low Achievement, Statistical Analysis, Adolescents, Self Concept Measures, School Counselors, Dropout Rate, Academic Achievement, Immigrants, Measures (Individuals), Questionnaires
American School Counselors Association, 1101 King St., Suite 625, Alexandria, VA 22314. Web site: http://www.schoolcounselor.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Tennessee Self Concept Scale