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ERIC Number: EJ941361
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 104
ISSN: ISSN-0897-5264
The Impact of Family Support on the Success of Black Men at an Historically Black University: Affirming the Revision of Tinto's Theory
Palmer, Robert T.; Davis, Ryan J.; Maramba, Dina C.
Journal of College Student Development, v52 n5 p577-597 Sep-Oct 2011
This qualitative study of 11 Black male students who entered a public historically Black college and university (HBCU) as academically under-prepared and persisted to graduation, provides insight into the ways in which family promotes academic success for Black male students at a public HBCU. The study's findings encourage practitioners at HBCUs to reassess the relationship between family involvement and academic success for Black male students. Further, the findings affirm the justification to revise Tinto's theory of student departure to account for relationships minority students have with support networks outside the campus milieu. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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