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ERIC Number: EJ913887
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
ISSN: ISSN-0162-5748
Debunking Anti-Intellectualism: An Examination of African American College Students' Intellectual Self-Concepts
Cole, Darnell
Review of Higher Education, v34 n2 p259-282 Win 2011
Framed within the debate on African American "anti-intellectualism," this study examined a longitudinal sample of 460 African American students' intellectual self-concept and college grades (GPA) through regression analyses resulting from their college experiences. The findings showed that the college environment had a modest influence on African American students' intellectual self-concept but quite a significant impact on students' GPAs. The author suggests that African American academic achievement in college has more to do with the educational environment and a robust intellectual self-concept at college entry than with a culture of "anti-intellectualism" among African American students. (Contains 4 tables and 3 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A