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ERIC Number: EJ943015
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0022-2984
The Effects of Home-School Dissonance on African American Male High School Students
Brown-Wright, Lynda; Tyler, Kenneth Maurice
Journal of Negro Education, v79 n2 p125-136 Spr 2010
The current study examined associations between home-school dissonance and several academic and psychological variables among 80 African American male high school students. Regression analyses revealed that home-school dissonance significantly predicted multiple academic and psychological variables, including amotivation, academic cheating, disruptive classroom behavior, lowered academic efficacy, performance avoidant and performance approach goal orientations, and poor self-reported English grades. Findings suggest that researchers and education policymakers must become more knowledgeable of ways to incorporate aspects of African American male students' home and out-of-school experiences into their learning experiences. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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