African-American males: The factors that influence them to pursue post-secondary education
Woodson, Beverly D.
The purpose of this collective, multi-site case study is to identify factors that influence African American students, with specific attention to African American males, to choose the path of higher education, particularly a two or four year college or university, over other options. Such options included are the armed forces, technical/vocational institutions, the work force, or no further education or training. This study addressed the question of who helps African American males with their college choice process; what college characteristics are most important to African American males; what life goals motivate African American males to pursue postsecondary education; and, for those African American males who choose options other than college, what factors are influencing them to avoid the college classroom? The study surveyed African American males, high school seniors, from Dallas and Houston high schools. From the surveyed population, a select number of African American males participated in focus groups. The data collection took place during the fall and spring semesters.
post-secondary education, higher education, college characteristics
Woodson, B. D. (2000). African-American males: The factors that influence them to pursue post-secondary education (Unpublished thesis). Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.