GREAT EXPECTATIONS: THE ROLE OF SELF-PERCEPTION AND EDUCATIONAL EXPECTATION ON THE COLLEGE-BOUND PREPARATORY PROCESS BLACK GIRLS IMPLEMENT

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GREAT EXPECTATIONS: THE ROLE OF SELF-PERCEPTION AND EDUCATIONAL EXPECTATION ON THE COLLEGE-BOUND PREPARATORY PROCESS BLACK GIRLS IMPLEMENT

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Title: GREAT EXPECTATIONS: THE ROLE OF SELF-PERCEPTION AND EDUCATIONAL EXPECTATION ON THE COLLEGE-BOUND PREPARATORY PROCESS BLACK GIRLS IMPLEMENT
Author: Smith, Nina Marie
Abstract: iiGREAT EXPECTATIONS: THE ROLE OF SELF-PERCEPTION ANDEDUCATIONAL EXPECTATION ON THE COLLEGE-BOUNDPREPARATORY PROCESSBLACK GIRLS IMPLEMENTBYNina Marie SmithABSTRACTBlack girls' participation in the college-bound process is associated withtheir self-perception and expectations of themselves. Students who expect toachieve their educational goals and possess a positive self-perception engage inactivities that can fulfill college aspirations. The role of education in acquiringsocial and economic capital is complex, but higher education is associated withaccess to high-quality jobs and greater incomes. Black girls who are confidentabout their worth and their potential are more likely to enhance their academicpotential by engaging in activities that further their post-secondary opportunities.These activities can range from determining the educational requirements for theiroccupational goals to taking courses of study that are academically appropriate forcollege readiness. Using the National Educational Longitudinal Study of 1988(NELS:88) which contains a nationally representative sample of school-agedBlack, non-Hispanic girls to analyze a variety of measures indicating participationin the college preparation process, this study seeks to explore: the impact of selfiiiperception and educational expectation on Black girls' participation in academicactivities that prepare them for going to college. This research will add to theunderstanding of Black girls' agency in the process of educational attainment.4
Description: Degree awarded: Ph.D. Sociology. American University
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1961/11115
Date: 2012-08-22


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