Do Cultural Attitudes Matter? The Role of Cultural Orientation on Academic Self-Concept Among Black/African College Students
Article first published online: 4 OCT 2013
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Journal of College Counseling
Volume 16, Issue 3, pages 228–242, October 2013
How to Cite
Williams, W. S. and Chung, Y. B. (2013), Do Cultural Attitudes Matter? The Role of Cultural Orientation on Academic Self-Concept Among Black/African College Students. Jnl of College Counseling, 16: 228–242. doi: 10.1002/j.2161-1882.2013.00039.x
- Issue published online: 4 OCT 2013
- Article first published online: 4 OCT 2013
- Received 02/06/11; Revised 03/27/11; Accepted 08/23/11
- academic self-concept;
- Black/African college students;
- cultural orientation
The authors explored the relationship between academic self-concept and noncognitive variables (i.e., Africentric cultural orientation, academic class level, gender, and involvement in culturally relevant school and community activities) among Black/African college students. Results indicated that Africentric cultural orientation and academic class level were significantly related to academic self-concept. Female students had higher scores on the Academic Self-Concept Scale (Reynolds, Ramirez, Magrina, & Allen, 1980) compared with their male peers. Implications for counseling practice and future research are discussed.