Stereotype Threat and College Academic Performance: A Latent Variables Approach.

  title={Stereotype Threat and College Academic Performance: A Latent Variables Approach.},
  author={Jayanti Owens and Douglas s. Massey},
  journal={Social science research},
  volume={40 1},
Stereotype threat theory has gained experimental and survey-based support in helping explain the academic underperformance of minority students at selective colleges and universities. Stereotype threat theory states that minority students underperform because of pressures created by negative stereotypes about their racial group. Past survey-based studies, however, are characterized by methodological inefficiencies and potential biases: key theoretical constructs have only been measured using… CONTINUE READING
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