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ERIC Number: EJ861121
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1098-1608
Racial Identity Attitudes and Academic Achievement among At-Risk Black Female Adolescents
Hughes, Carolyn; Manns, Nicole N.; Ford, Donna Y.
Journal of At-Risk Issues, v15 n1 p25-32 2009
Racial identity attitudes, a construct proposed as a measure of the world view of Blacks (Cross & Vandiver, 2001), and academic performance of a group of Black females attending a high-poverty, failing high school with a 42% graduation rate were examined. These young women were either pregnant or parenting and attended a parenting support group at their school. Findings revealed that racial identity attitude scores generally were low for participants. In addition, two subscale scores were significantly related to school absence and academic performance. Significant relationships were also found among subscale scores. Findings are discussed in relation to future research and practice in the areas of racial identity attitudes and pregnancy prevention and parenting support programs for at-risk Black female youth. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A