Green, R. L., & Farquhar, W. W. (1965). Negro academic motivation and scholastic achievement. Journal Of Educational Psychology, 56(5), 241-243.
Separate samples of 233 Negro and 515 Caucasian high school students of both sexes, randomly selected to represent a wide range of socioeconomic environments, were tested as to verbal aptitude, academic achievement, and academic motivation. Except for Negro males, both samples obtained significant correlations between verbal aptitude and achievement. The Negro males showed no such relationship between aptitude and achievement, but academic-motivation tests correlated significantly with achievement for all groups of interest.
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