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Motivational Factors for Academic Success Prospectives of African American Males at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Motivational Factors for Academic Success Prospectives of African American Males at Historically Black Colleges and Universities
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Author(s): Christopher Adam Ray (Western Carolina University, USA), Adriel Adon Hilton (Grambling State University, USA), J. Luke Wood (San Diego State University, USA) and Terence Hicks (East Tennessee State University, USA)
Copyright: 2016
Pages: 12
Source title: Setting a New Agenda for Student Engagement and Retention in Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Charles B. W. Prince (Howard University, USA) and Rochelle L. Ford (Syracuse University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0308-8.ch012

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Abstract

This chapter investigates the motivational factors affecting retention rates of Black males at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). In particular, this research is focused on identifying factors that Black male HBCU attendees described as facilitating their continuation in college. Data from this study was derived from a sample of 109 Black male students attending the following institutions: North Carolina Central University, North Carolina A&T University and Winston-Salem State University.

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