ERIC Number: EJ674045
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Racial Identity, Self-Esteem, and Academic Achievement: Too Much Interpretation, Too Little Supporting Data.
Lockett, Charles T.; Harrell, Jules P.
Journal of Black Psychology, v29 n3 p325-36 Aug 2003
To examine the relationship between racial identity, self-esteem, and academic achievement, this study administered the Racial Identity Attitude Scale, Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, and a background questionnaire to African American students from a historically black college. Results showed that the unique effect of racial identity on academic outcome was minimal. More than half of racial identity's effect on academic outcome was predicted by individual differences in self-esteem. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Racial Identity Attitude Scale