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Pitt, R. (2013). Effect of racial socialization and racial identity in adolescent African American males on academic achievement. MS thesis. University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
This study examined possible influences of racial socialization and racial identity in minority’s academic achievement. Qualitative data sources (in-depth, personal interviews, focus groups, and a survey) were collected from 10 minority students and 8 administrators. In addition, a quantitative survey was used to supplement qualitative data. The researcher established her own set of questions for the interviews and focus groups. The pre-established measures used were the Does Your School Have High Expectations for All Students survey and the School Climate survey.
Thematic and theoretical analyses procedures were used to identify emerging themes and patterns, with particular attention to what minority male students and school administrators believe promotes and challenges minority student’s academic success and racial identity. Content analysis was used in the quantitative procedure to determine the school climate. Most participants reported relationships, expectations, self-motivation, and race as significant influences in academic achievement and identity development.
Advisor: Rochelle L. Dalla