Wilson, K. R., & Allen, W. R. (1987). Explaining the Educational Attainment of Young Black Adults: Critical Familial and Extra-Familial Influences. The Journal of Negro Education, 56(1), 64.
An examination of the relationship between black family practices & the educational attainment of black youth, focusing on the impact of socialization & allocation factors on the attainment process. Data were obtained from several national surveys conducted during the 1970s & 1980s, particularly the National Survey of Young Black Adults (N = 201); Rs were interviewed at age 16-24, & again at age 19-28. Multivariate analysis reveals that the strongest predictor of low educational attainment was high school curriculum track, followed by Rs’ parental status, age, whether the high school counselor had been helpful in making plans for the future, & the mother’s educational attainment. 2 Tables. Modifier AA
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