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Type of Document Dissertation
Author Herndon, Michael Keith
Author's Email Address mherndon@vt.edu
URN etd-04262001-203403
Title The Role of Family in the Success of African American College Students
Degree PhD
Department Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Hirt, Joan B. Committee Chair
Bird, Gloria W. Committee Member
Creamer, Donald G. Committee Member
Creamer, Elizabeth G. Committee Member
Scott, Delores W. Committee Member
Keywords
  • family
  • African American college students
  • persistence
Date of Defense 2001-04-23
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
This qualitative study was designed to explore the role of

family in the life of African American college students at two

predominately White institutions. Data were collected through

in-depth interviews with 38 African American college students

and members of their families.

The results revealed eight factors that influenced

students' success and their ability to persist in college: (1)

Family Support and Influence, (2) Sense of Community, (3) Family

Investment and Expectations, (4) Negotiating Environments, (5)

Role Models and Mentors, (6) Faith in God/Spiritual Support, (7)

Factors of Motivation, and (8) Macro Cultural Perspectives on

Race.

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