Campbell, C., & Cohen, L. (2004). Academic Performance Differences between African American and Afro-Caribbean Males. Wadabagei: A Journal of the Caribbean and Its Diaspora, 7(1), 59-83.
Despite significant gains in social & economic status, African Americans — particularly males — continue to trail their peers in other ethnic groups in terms of academic achievement & performance. Here, Caribbean- & African American male undergraduates (total N = 141) at an urban US university with a largely minority student body are compared in terms of (1) grade point average (GPA), & (2) attitudes & beliefs toward academic achievement. Questionnaire & scale data reveal no significant differences between subgroups (African American, Afro Caribbean, African Latino, & Continental African) in study habits, attitudes, or GPA. Significant between-group differences were found, however, on the basis of parental socioeconomic status & educational level. The impact of parental education & occupational status on achievement orientation is discussed. 2 Tables, 38 References. K. Hyatt Stewart
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