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Characteristics of High Achieving, Low- and Moderate-Income African Descent College Students

Author:
Johnson, Christopher
Degree Grantor:
University of California, Santa Barbara. Education
Degree Supervisor:
Cynthia Hudley
Place of Publication:
[Santa Barbara, Calif.]
Publisher:
University of California, Santa Barbara
Creation Date:
2012
Issued Date:
2012
Topics:
African American Studies, Education, Sociology of., Black Studies, and Education, Leadership
Keywords:
African American
Black
Low-Income
Post-Secondary Students
College students
Achievement
Genres:
Dissertations, Academic and Online resources
Dissertation:
Ed.D.--University of California, Santa Barbara, 2012
Description:

This qualitative study describes the experiences of high achieving, low and moderate-income African American students who have matriculated in a selective university. In order to address my research questions, I asked open-ended, semi-structured interview questions regarding students' past academic behaviors; academic achievement; and their perceptions of how peers, schools, and family functioned as either barriers or support systems. This qualitative inquiry used analytic procedures suggested by a grounded theory approach. Findings to date indicate that academic competition among peers and challenging coursework can be a protective factor for high achievers and can help improve grades, and involvement in sports activities can be both a protective factor and a risk for academic failure.

Physical Description:
1 online resource (147 pages)
Format:
Text
Collection(s):
UCSB electronic theses and dissertations
ARK:
ark:/48907/f38p5xgh
ISBN:
9781267934062
Catalog System Number:
990039503240203776
Rights:
Inc.icon only.dark In Copyright
Copyright Holder:
Christopher Johnson
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