A Study of the Relationship Between Black Awareness and Academic Performance
Thomas, Kertia Libretto
C. Dalton Jones
Thesis DT 3.5 1974 T458
vi, 44, iii l. 29 cm.
The question to which this thesis addresses itself is the following: what is the relationship between level of "Black awareness" (defined in terms of subject's scores on questionnaires) and academic performance? The question was suggested by a study which appeared in 1971 which concluded that students who exhibit high "Black awareness" perform academically less well than students who do not exhibit this awareness.
The results of the present study were that there was no significant difference between GPA's of the two studied groups-high Black awareness students and low Black awareness students. However, the results suggest that the nature of the motivation for academic success in the high Black awareness group may be based on the desire to gain skills for later use in the black community rather than being based just on the desire to acquire a good academic record.