Role models and racial identity for African American males at historically black and predominantly white colleges and universities

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dc.contributor.advisor Bowman, Sharon L., 1960-
dc.contributor.author Carey, Kory L.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-31T18:28:54Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-31T18:28:54Z
dc.date.created 2012-07-21
dc.date.issued 2012-07-21
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/196105
dc.description.abstract The current study investigated role model selection and racial identity for 104 African American male college students attending historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs)and predominantly White institutions (PWIs). Participants completed a demographic questionnaire, a role model measure, and a racial identity measure. Data were analyzed both quantitatively and qualitatively and findings revealed that 82% of participants identified role models with 92% identifying racially-similar role models. Qualitative analysis using open and axial coding methods yielded 11 themes that allowed for a closer look into the characteristics African American male college students identified as important in role models: Personality Attributes, Community, Success, Spirituality, Providing Inspiration or Challenge, Mentorship, Education, Family, Emotional Support, Shared Career Interest, and Proximity. A discussion of the results with research and applied implications are included. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Counseling Psychology and Guidance Services
dc.subject.lcsh Role models.
dc.subject.lcsh African Americans -- Race identity.
dc.subject.lcsh African American universities and colleges -- Students -- Attitudes.
dc.subject.lcsh African American male college students -- Attitudes.
dc.title Role models and racial identity for African American males at historically black and predominantly white colleges and universities en_US
dc.title.alternative Title on signature form: Role models and racial identity of African American males at historically black and predominantly white colleges and universities
dc.title.alternative Characteristics of role models
dc.description.degree Thesis (Ph. D.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1675395


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