International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Factors Responsible for The Academic Success of African American Females
Jackson de Carvalho, PhD; Beverly Spears, PhD

African-American females who achieve academic success have been marginalized in research studies, which primarily focus on reporting deficit or negative factors that hinder instead of promoting academic growth. The purpose of this study is to identify environmental, social, and socioeconomic factors that contribute to the academic success of African-American females in secondary and post-secondary institutions. Even though some AfricanAmerican females may experience many different positive or negative factors in their academic environment, continuous high levels of academic support in high school and college are the main predicting factors responsible for their academic success. Irrespective of research that reports psychosocialdeficit and the lack of academic achievedfemales among African-American females, they can achieve academic growth, graduate and thrive professionally.

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