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An Examination of Parental Variables, Ecological Factors, and the Academic Achievement of African American Male Students

dc.contributor.advisorHolcomb-McCoy, Cheryl Cen_US
dc.contributor.authorHines, Erik M.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-19T06:52:01Z
dc.date.available2010-02-19T06:52:01Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/9912
dc.description.abstractThe achievement gap between African American males and their peers has been documented in the literature. This research study examined the influence of parenting styles, parental variables, and ecological factors on the academic achievement of African American males. The sample was taken from two high schools in the northeast section of the United States and 153 African American male students between grades eleven and twelve participated in this study. The results of this study showed no significant relationship between parenting styles and the academic achievement. In addition, father's level of monitoring academic activities, mother expectations, and the number of parents in the home are significantly related to parenting styles. Moreover, results showed father's education level and two-parent homes are a positive predictor of grade point average while father expectations is a negative predictor of grade point average.en_US
dc.titleAn Examination of Parental Variables, Ecological Factors, and the Academic Achievement of African American Male Studentsen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentCounseling and Personnel Servicesen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledSchool counselingen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledAcademic achievementen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledAfrican American malesen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledParentingen_US


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