Journal Article: Cultural and Interpersonal Factors Affecting African American Academic Performance in Higher Education: A Review and Synthesis of the Research Literature


Academic Achievement, Blacks, Cognitive Style, Interpersonal, Influences, Sociocultural Factors, Higher Education


Rovai, Alfred P.; Gallien, Louis B., Jr.; Wighting, Mervyn J.


2005, Fal


The disparity in educational outcomes between majority White and minority African American populations has become known as the African American achievement gap. The authors examine the under performance of African American university students by providing an overview of the major cultural, communication, and learning style characteristics of Black students and the schooling conditions and practices at predominantly White universities. By not teaching based on diversity, professors may be unintentionally setting up some students for frustration and possible failure. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA ) (journal abstract)


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