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Parental Communicative Support as a Predictor of Academic Achievement Among African American Male College Students

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22-4-2017 12:50 PM

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Author Abstract: Previous studies have discovered an academic achievement gap between African American males and their other racial and female counterparts. For those African American males who enter college, there is a void in scholarly literature regarding the influence their parents have on their enrollment, persistence and completion of college. The purpose of the current study was to address the academic disparity among African American males by identifying those who have successfully enrolled in college and examine frequency in communication between them and their parents, in order to determine if parental communicative support served as a predictor of academic success. Comprised of 71 respondents (n=29 male and n=42 female) to the Student-Parent Communication and Campus Engagement Survey, the study employed a quasi-experimental approach using a Pearson Product Moment correlation as a quantitative data analysis. Findings indicated no relationship between frequency of parental communication and academic achievement among African American males or females. Furthermore, findings indicated that parental communicative support did not influence campus involvement among African American male college students. The researcher of the current study suggested that further research should be conducted using qualitative methodology in order to garner more in-depth perspectives of African American males as to why they believe the achievement gap still exists. Cohort XI

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Apr 22nd, 12:50 PM

Parental Communicative Support as a Predictor of Academic Achievement Among African American Male College Students