PREDICTORS OF ACHIEVEMENT IN AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDENTS AT RISK FOR ACADEMIC FAILURE: THE ROLES OF ACHIEVEMENT VALUES AND BEHAVIORAL ENGAGEMENT Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • The achievement gap between African American and European American youth is a pervasive problem in the United States. This study explored how achievement values and behavioral engagement affect the academic attainment of an academically at-risk sample of 167 African American youth in late elementary school. Results indicate that achievement values do not have a significant influence on engagement or achievement in late elementary school. However, behavioral engagement significantly influenced math achievement from Grades 4 to 5. The implications of these findings are discussed. 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

published proceedings

  • PSYCHOLOGY IN THE SCHOOLS

author list (cited authors)

  • Darensbourg, A. M., & Blake, J. J.

citation count

  • 16

complete list of authors

  • Darensbourg, Alicia M||Blake, Jamilia J

publication date

  • January 1, 2013 11:11 AM

publisher