Date of Award
NLU Access - Thesis
M.A. Master of Arts
This study examines varying factors that have contributed to African American men and their attitudes about education. One-hundred fifty black men from the inner city and suburbs were surveyed on their academic motivators and areas of deterrence. The factors assessed include current and past demographics, community factors, academic achievement levels, early elementary years, incarceration, family obligations, addictions, gang affiliation, upbringing and personal beliefs. Indicies were created which reflected observations. The primary finding was that negative academic attitudes were associated with a lack of black role models, and positive attitudes were associated with active youth participation in extra-curricular activities.
Hilson, Sonja A., "Positive and Negative Attitudes in African American Men" (2016). Theses. 1.