Jackson, L. J., Ford, J. R., James, B. A., Schleiden, C. A., Harris-McKoy, D., & Holcomb, J. E. (2020). Expect the Best; Not the Worst: The Impact of Parental Expectation on Black Males’ Math Scores. Journal of Black Studies, 51(8), 767–789. https://doi.org/10.1177/0021934720946427
Due to the racial and gender disparities within K-12 education for Black males, this study examines parental expectations as a moderator in the association between student’s educational expectancy and their math scores. This study utilized a national representative sample from the High School Longitudinal Study: 2009 to test hypotheses with 1,282 9th grade Black males. Results indicated significant interaction effects for parental expectations and students’ educational expectancy on their math scores. The authors discuss practical and clinical implications of the results.
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