ERIC Number: EJ832974
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
Determined to Succeed: Salient Factors that Foster Academic Success for Academically Unprepared Black Males at a Black College
Palmer, Robert T.; Young, Estelle M.
Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, v10 n4 p465-482 2008-2009
Attrition for Black men is a serious problem in higher education. While researchers have explored factors of retention for Black men attending historically White institutions (HWIs), less research explains factors underlying the success of Black men attending historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), particularly those men who are academically unprepared. Eleven Black men, who entered a public, urban HBCU through its pre-college program and persisted to graduation, provided a retrospective view of factors promoting their success. The result from this study may help universities enhance retention for Black men by understanding salient variables in their academic achievement and retention.
Descriptors: Student Attrition, College Students, African Americans, Males, Academic Achievement, Black Colleges, College Programs, School Holding Power, Educational Attainment, College Preparation, Low Achievement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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