Racial Identity and Academic Achievement in the Neighborhood Context: A Multilevel Analysis

  title={Racial Identity and Academic Achievement in the Neighborhood Context: A Multilevel Analysis},
  author={Christy M. Byrd and Tabbye M. Chavous},
  journal={Journal of Youth and Adolescence},
Increasingly, researchers have found relationships between a strong, positive sense of racial identity and academic achievement among African American youth. Less attention, however, has been given to the roles and functions of racial identity among youth experiencing different social and economic contexts. Using hierarchical linear modeling, the authors examined the relationship of racial identity to academic outcomes, taking into account neighborhood-level factors. The sample consisted of 564… 
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