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Academic Self-EfRcacy among African American Youths : Implications for School Social Work Practice

  title={Academic Self-EfRcacy among African American Youths : Implications for School Social Work Practice},
  author={Melissa Jonson-Reid and Larry E. Davis and Jeanne A. Saunders and Trina R. Williams and James Herbert Williams},
School performance among African American youths continues to be a major concern. The promotion of self-esteem remains a major focus of school-based intervention programs designed to improve children's academic performance and behavior. Empirical data suggest that academic self-efficacy rather than self-esteem is the critical factor for school success, but few studies have examined self-efficacy and self-esteem w îth an African American population. Furthermore, although school social workers… 

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