Gender Differences in Self-Perceptions and Academic Outcomes : A Study of African American High School Students

  title={Gender Differences in Self-Perceptions and Academic Outcomes : A Study of African American High School Students},
  author={Jeanne Saunders and Larry Davis and Trina Evans Williams and Julie Miller Cribbs},
There is increasing divergence in the academic outcomes of African American males and females. By most accounts, males are falling behind their female peers educationally as African American females are graduating from high schools at higher rates and are going on to college and graduate school in greater numbers. Some have suggested that school completion and performance is associated with how students feel about themselves. The purpose of this study was to explore gender differences in the… CONTINUE READING

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