The role of social identity in the academic experiences of African American college students

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dc.contributor Tullett, Alexa
dc.contributor.advisor Guyotte, Kelly W.
dc.contributor.advisor Wang, Yurou
dc.contributor.author Barnes, Kristoni Tierra
dc.date.accessioned 2021-07-07T14:37:16Z
dc.date.available 2021-07-07T14:37:16Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0003840
dc.identifier.other Barnes_alatus_0004M_14495
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/7919
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract When it comes to who is responsible for the academic gap, there is significant debate. Based upon the literature, both the psychological and social factors that made up and maintain a society should be held accountable. Social identity theory and self-determination theory provide conceptual frameworks to explore perceptions and experiences related to social identity and academic achievements among undergraduate college students enrolled at a historically White institution. Together these theories consider the influence social identity has on African American students’ academic experiences and motives to achieve academically. The purpose of this study is to explore perceptions and experiences related to social identity and academic achievement among undergraduate African American college students enrolled at a historically White institution. Seven volunteers who met the selection criteria participated in this study. For this particular qualitative research project, I utilized an approach called qualitative interviewing. There were a total of 6 demographic questions and 8 primary interview study questions. Findings from this study add to the paradigm shift of African American students being aware of the stereotypes affiliated with African American students and using the pressures of disproving stereotypes as motivation to achieve academically.
dc.format.extent 64 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.haspart Supplementary materials include a PDF file containing the IRL approval and informed consent forms.
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Social sciences education
dc.subject.other African American studies
dc.subject.other Higher education
dc.title The role of social identity in the academic experiences of African American college students
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Department of Educational Studies in Psychology, Research Methodology, and Counseling
etdms.degree.discipline Educational Psychology (General Educational Psychology)
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level master's
etdms.degree.name M.A.


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