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ERIC Number: EJ994236
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1172
Afro-Caribbean and African American Students, Family Factors, and the Influence on Science Performance in the United States: The Untold Story
Pinder, Patrice Juliet
Education, v132 n4 p725-738 Sum 2012
The primary objectives of this research were to explore achievement pattern differences and the influence of family factors on the achievement patterns of Afro-Caribbean and African American students within the United States (U.S.). The study utilized two research designs; a causal-comparative and a correlational design. A student family background questionnaire was distributed to a sample of 87 high school students who were either Afro-Caribbean or African American. Additionally, students' chemistry quarterly test scores were obtained and results showed that Afro-Caribbean students outperformed African Americans. The difference was statistically significant (t = 2.43, p less than 0.05). Results also suggested that there were a few significant differences in the Afro-Caribbean and African American students' family background factors. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States