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Title:College adjustment of African-American students on a predominantly White college campus: The importance of gender, year in college, high school background and social support
Author(s):Brown, Tamara Lynette
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Berenbaum, Howard
Department / Program:Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Education, Sociology of
Education, Educational Psychology
Psychology, Clinical
Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies
Abstract:This study explored the relationship between social support and two indices of college adjustment (grade point average and satisfaction with college) among 268 African American college students attending a predominantly White, midwestern university. Two sources of support (home-based and university-based) and two types of support (emotional and instrumental) were measured. Social support was not associated with students' GPAs, and only university-based social support was associated with their satisfaction with college. Among women, satisfaction with college was predicted best by university-based emotional support, whereas among men, satisfaction with college was predicted best by university-based instrumental support. Year in college and high school background were not related to the relationship between social support and college adjustment.
Issue Date:1996
Rights Information:Copyright 1996 Brown, Tamara Lynette
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-05-07
Identifier in Online Catalog:AAI9702469
OCLC Identifier:(UMI)AAI9702469

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