Exploring the Voices of African American Male College Students on the Factors Promoting and Inhibiting Their Academic Achievement
This study described the lived experiences of fifteen African American male college students and their perception of their high school academics. The purpose of this qualitative study was to describe the lived experiences of African American male college students on the factors promoting and inhibiting their academic achievement. In addition, this study explored how these factors play into their current college experiences.This study was conducted using the phenomenological methodology to examine the journey of fifteen African American college male students who are members of Black Greek Letter Organizations (BGLOs). The study’s participants ranged from sophomores to seniors and were from mainly the southeast region of the United States. Each participant engaged in a 45-minute interview that included 13 open-ended questions. A data analysis was completed to interpret reoccurring themes and patterns.The researcher identified and created eight recurring themes using the participants' responses. The themes were: (a) home school connection, (b) after school reinforcements, (c) family engagement, (d) extracurricular activities, (e) not being connected to school (f) going to school or military, (g) college choices, a family affair, and (h) motivated to do greatness.
Educational leadership|Higher education|Education
Thomas, Fredrick L, "Exploring the Voices of African American Male College Students on the Factors Promoting and Inhibiting Their Academic Achievement" (2023). ETD Collection for Fayetteville State University. AAI30486528.