The relationships between family factors, ethnic factors, and school performance
Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
First Committee Member
Linda Belgrave, Committee Chair
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.
Education, Bilingual and Multicultural; Black Studies; Sociology, General; Sociology, Individual and Family Studies; Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies
Elfenbein, Pamela Hope, "The relationships between family factors, ethnic factors, and school performance" (1999). Dissertations from ProQuest. 3785.