Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Psychological and physical health predictors of academic achievement for African American college students
by Babers-Henry, Markeshia M., M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 140; 1590906
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this quantitative study was to identify psychological and physical health factors that influence African American college students' academic achievement using secondary data from the American College Health Association's National College Health Assessment (ACHA-NCHA). Using Bronfenbrenner's ecological systems theory, this study explored the influence of health variables on African American college students' academic experiences. Independent sample t-tests were used to analyze gender differences between African American female and male college students. Factor analyses and a Logistic regression was used to ascertain the influence of psychological and physical health factors on African American college students' academic achievement. Findings of this study highlight personal health issues, future help-seeking behavior, and impeding emotional experiences as significant predictors of academic achievement for all African American students. Implications for practice and recommendations for future research are reviewed.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Locks, Angela M.
Commitee: Davis, Shametrice, O'Brien, Jonathan
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Educational psychology, Higher education
Keywords: Academic achievement, Academic success, African American college students, Physical health, Psychological health, Student health
Publication Number: 1590906
ISBN: 9781321810165
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