The effects of home-school dissonance on African American male high school students

Lynda Brown-Wright, Kenneth Maurice Tyler

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Abstract

The current study examined associations between home-school dissonance and several academic and psychological variables among 80 African American male high school students. Regression analyses revealed that home-school dissonance significantly predicted multiple academic and psychological variables, including amotivation, academic cheating disruptive classroom behavior, lowered academic efficacy, performance avoidant and performance approach goal orientations and poor self-reported English grades. Findings suggest that researchers and education policymakers must become more knowledgeable of ways to incorporate aspects of African American male students' home and out-of-school experiences into their learning experiences.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-136
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Negro Education
Volume79
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2010

Keywords

  • African American males
  • Home-school dissonance
  • Secondary education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Anthropology

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