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Persisting Through the Inevitable: A Qualitative Study Highlighting the Communication and Identity Experiences of Black Male Students at Predominantly White Institutions

Abstract Black male students experience a number of issues related to identity during the persistence process, which have potential to deter them from graduating. Some of these issues include feeling isolated and lack of access to resources due to their ethnic and/or racial identities. Recent statistics indicate that though there is an increase in college enrollment for Black students, the graduation rate is disproportionate to their enrollment. Using critical race theory, co-cultural theory, and communication theory of identity, this study investigated the role of identity in the persistence of Black male students’ graduation rates. Specifically, the central question was ‘What role, if any, do identity processes play in Black male students' de... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Robinson, Jennifer Christine (Author) / Martin, Judith (Advisor) / Alberts, Jess (Committee member) / Jimenez-Castellanos, Oscar (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Communication / African American studies / Education / African American males / critical race theory / identity / Predominantly White Institutions / Retention
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 203 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Doctoral Dissertation Communication 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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