Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

2000

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Jackie M. Blount

Second Advisor

Ann D. Thompson

Abstract

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.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-13558

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Endya Bentley Stewart

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI9977362

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

136 pages

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