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ERIC Number: EJ813163
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1245
Voices of Hope
Pearson, Mildred M.
Education and Urban Society, v41 n1 p80-103 2008
Using the self-efficacy literature as a theoretical framework, this article discusses the reality of academic achievement and academic performance among selected African American middle school girls. Both quantitative and qualitative research approaches are used to investigate the influence of self-efficacy. Thirty-seven African American middle school girls filled out an adversity questionnaire and also responded to the Children's Self-efficacy Survey. Based on the results, 10 girls were selected for in-depth interviews. Responses to interview questions reveal how these girls' self-efficacy helped them not only cope with obstacles in their lives but also excel academically. These responses provide important insights for educators who want to help this population of students continue to succeed. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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