Racial identity and academic attainment among African American adolescents.

  title={Racial identity and academic attainment among African American adolescents.},
  author={Tabbye M. Chavous and Debra Hilkene Bernat and Karen Schmeelk-Cone and Cleopatra Howard Caldwell and Laura P. Kohn-Wood and Marc A. Zimmerman},
  journal={Child development},
  volume={74 4},
In this study, the relationships between racial identity and academic outcomes for African American adolescents were explored. In examining race beliefs, the study differentiated among (a) importance of race (centrality), (b) group affect (private regard), and (c) perceptions of societal beliefs (public regard) among 606 African American 17-year-old adolescents. Using cluster analysis, profiles of racial identity variables were created, and these profile groups were related to educational… CONTINUE READING
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