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ERIC Number: EJ878424
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-2984
Racial and Ethnic-Related Stressors as Predictors of Perceived Stress and Academic Performance for African American Students at a Historically Black College and University
Greer, Tawanda M.
Journal of Negro Education, v77 n1 p60-71 Win 2008
The purpose of this investigation was to determine whether racial and ethnic-related stressors were associated with overall levels of perceived stress and academic performance among African American students at a historically Black college and university (HBCU). Hierarchical regression analyses were used to test racial and ethnic-related stressors and background variables as predictors of general levels of perceived stress and academic performance (i.e., grade point average). The results of the regression analyses revealed that gender, age, and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores were significant predictors of perceived stress. However, racial and ethnic-related stressors were the strongest predictors of perceived stress, over and above gender, age, and SAT scores. In predicting academic performance, SAT scores were the only significant predictors, while racial and ethnic-related stressors were not significant predictors of this outcome. Implications of these findings and suggestions for future research are discussed. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)