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SOCIO-ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS ON ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT: EFFECTS ACROSS GENDER AND RACE

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dc.contributor.advisor Fuller, Dana en_US
dc.contributor.author Freund, Valerie en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-19T19:03:37Z
dc.date.available 2014-12-19T19:03:37Z
dc.date.issued 2014-09-09 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://jewlscholar.mtsu.edu/handle/mtsu/4335
dc.description.abstract Using elements of Bandura's (1986) Social Cognitive Theory and Bowen's (2009) Eco Interactional Developmental Model of School Success, the impact of socio-environmental factors on academic achievement were compared across race (Black and White students) and gender (male and female). Specifically, the constructs of parental involvement and teacher relationships were examined in relation to both educational aspirations and academic achievement, as measured by GPA, advanced course taking, and high school graduation/failure rates. Data for this study came from the public use Add Health data set (Harris, 2013). Results of the SEM analysis in Stata showed that the hypothesized measurement model was inappropriate for the Black student samples and thus, comparisons across race were not possible. The analysis continued by examining the best fitting model for White male and White female students. A comparison of the direct and indirect effects revealed gender differences regarding the relationship between SES, parental involvement, and academic achievement. Implications, limitations, and future directions are discussed. en_US
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject Academic achievement en_US
dc.subject Education en_US
dc.subject Gender en_US
dc.subject Race en_US
dc.subject Socio-environmental en_US
dc.subject Student relationships en_US
dc.title SOCIO-ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS ON ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT: EFFECTS ACROSS GENDER AND RACE en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Hein, Michael en_US
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters en_US
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject.umi Psychology en_US
dc.subject.umi Education en_US
dc.description.degree M.A. en_US
dc.contributor.department Psychology en_US


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