Author: Strayhorn, Terrell L.

Title: The Role of Schools, Families, and Psychological Variables on Math Achievement of Black High School Students

University Affiliation: The Ohio State University


Research Question:

Published: Yes

Journal Name or Institutional Affiliation: The High School Journal

Journal Entry: Vol. 93, Number 4, pp. 177-194

Year: 2010


  1. Black women, first-generation college students, those who scored lower on the 8th grade math exam, and those with an external locus of control tended to perform less well on the math achievement exam in 10th grade compared to Black men, continuing generation students, 8th grade achievers, and those with an internal locus of control.
  2. Gender, parents' level of education, prior math achievement, locus of control, parental involvement, and mother's expectations were positively related to Black students' math achievement. Percent free lunch in school was negatively related to Black high school students' math achievement.

Scholarship Type Journal Article Empirical Research

Keywords: Academic Achievement, African American, Attitudes, College, High School, Math, Parents, Self-Esteem

Regions National

Methodologies: Quantitative

Research Designs: Secondary Data

Method of Analysis: Multilevel Models

Sampling Frame: Black 10th graders

Sample Types: Random

Unit of Analysis: Parent, School, Student

Data Types: Quantitative-Longitudinal

Data Description:


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