How Religious, Social, and Cultural Capital Factors Influence Educational Aspirations of African American Adolescents
Al-Fadhli, Hussain M., Kersen, Thomas Michael, The Journal of Negro Education
Data from 2008 Monitoring the Future were used to test how well religious, family, and cultural social capital influenced 8th and 10th grade student aspirations, future plans, and prior academic experience. This study focused only on a sample of 4,273 African American students. Results indicated a strong association between family social capital and religious social capital and both emerged as the strongest predictor of student's college ambitions and future goals. Moreover, students with higher levels of cultural capital have a more positive view of their past year's academic performance. In most cases, these effects are even more pronounced for males than for females.
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Publication information: Article title: How Religious, Social, and Cultural Capital Factors Influence Educational Aspirations of African American Adolescents. Contributors: Al-Fadhli, Hussain M. - Author, Kersen, Thomas Michael - Author. Journal title: The Journal of Negro Education. Volume: 79. Issue: 3 Publication date: Summer 2010. Page number: 380+. © Howard University Summer 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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