Title

The relationships between family factors, ethnic factors, and school performance

Date of Award

1999

Availability

Article

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Department

Sociology

First Committee Member

Linda Belgrave, Committee Chair

Abstract

This study was designed to determine the relationships between family factors, ethnic factors, and school performance in a multi-ethnic sample of adolescent boys in Dade County, Florida. More specifically, the research focused on three family domains: socioeconomic (family income and parental education); structure (with whom the student lives); affectual environment (family pride, family loyalty, and parental, derogation); and four ethnic perceptions (racial mistrust, racial awareness, perceived discrimination, and acculturation conflicts); as correlates and predictors of school performance. This study initially developed and tested a single model of school performance for the entire sample, evaluated this model for its suitability and relevance to individual ethnic groups, and then developed ethnic models of school performance.

Keywords

Education, Bilingual and Multicultural; Black Studies; Sociology, General; Sociology, Individual and Family Studies; Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies

Link to Full Text

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