Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Curriculum and Instruction
Jackie M. Blount
Ann D. Thompson
Using data from the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88), path analytic procedures were performed to test an ecological model of the effects of family, individual and school characteristics on the academic African American students. A distinctive study is the inclusion of school computer use in the model. The study results show that several of the variables directly or indirectly affected 12th grade academic achievement. Furthermore, most of the individual influence variables were directly related to 12 th grade achievement. Two surprising findings from this study were the insignificant effects of family income and school computer use on 12 th grade achievement. Overall, the findings support the notion that family, individual, and school characteristics are important predictors of academic success among African American students.
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Endya Bentley Stewart
Stewart, Endya Bentley, "An ecological perspective of science and math academic achievement among African American students " (2000). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 12286.