Capital identity projection: Understanding the psychosocial effects of capitalism on Black male community college students

  title={Capital identity projection: Understanding the psychosocial effects of capitalism on Black male community college students},
  author={J. L. Wood and Idara R. Essien-Wood},
  journal={Journal of Economic Psychology},
This study examined factors impacting the success of Black male students in a Southwestern US community college. Data were collected using multiple sources, including semi-structured interviews (n=29), unstructured concept mapping, non-participant observations, and a focus group. Study findings revealed the harmful effects that glory-seeking, materialism, and excessive consumerism can have on student success, in and out of college. This notion is termed capital identity projection, and is… Expand
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