Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Creating positive encounters for Black college students
by Moore, Maria, M.A., Prescott College, 2009, 97; 1470796
Abstract (Summary)

Through an analysis of the literature on racial identity development within the context of American society, the following paper utilizes the Cross Model of Psychological Nigrescence (1991, 2001) and focus group data to understand how culturally affirmative campus experiences, or “positive encounters,” can support the identity development process for Black students at a predominantly White institution in the southwest. By examining positive and negative campus interactions, eight students provided feedback regarding their value of culturally relevant programming and the impact of such programming on their personal well-being and social integration. Objectives for participation are defined from the focus group data and programming strategies are suggested for the University of Arizona's African American Student Affairs.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Sotelo, Diane
Commitee: Sharp, Lloyd, Smith, Bruce
School: Prescott College
Department: Education
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: MAI 48/03M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: African American Studies, Black studies, Higher education
Keywords: Black college students, Predominately white institutions, Racial identity development
Publication Number: 1470796
ISBN: 978-1-109-53651-5
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