Date of Award
College of Education (COE)
Ed.D., Educational Administration
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Committee Member 2
Ronald C. Samples, Lillian B. Poats Subject Categories
Minorty Males, Motivation, Persistence, Study Habits
The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship and predictability of demographic factors on the persistence, study habits and motivation level among African American and Latino male community college students. Specifically, this study was concerned with the predictive power of demographic (socio-economic status, age, ethnicity, and family support) factors on the persistence, study habits, and motivation level among minority male community college students. A predictive correlated research design was utilized in the current study. Eighty-three (83) minority male college students were selected to participate in the study. An instrument entitled The Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) was used to collect the data for this investigation. The investigative survey was found to have excellent construct validity. There were three statistical (Null) hypotheses tested in this empirical study. All three null hypotheses were assessed to determine the predictable relationship between selected demographic factors and the persistence, motivation level, and study habits among minority male community college students. One of the three hypotheses was found to be significant. Relative to hypothesis one, the demographic factors of age, ethnicity, SES, and family support were found not to be significantly reliable in distinguishing those male minority college students who would return to school and those who would not return to school. All four demographic factors were found not to be independent predictors of persistence rate. Additionally, regarding hypothesis two, the demographic factors of age, ethnicity, SES, and family support were found not to be statistically reliable in distinguishing those male minority college students who would be motivated and those who would not be motivated. Neither one of the four demographic factors was found to be an independent predictor of motivation. Finally, the demographic factors of age, ethnicity, SES, and family support were found to be statistically linear related to the study habits among minority male community college students. The variable age was found to be an independent predictor of study habits among minority male community college students.
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Perez, Martin, "The Impact of Demographic Factors on the Persistence, Study Habits, and Motivation of African American and Latino Male Community College Students" (2021). Dissertations (2016-Present). 22.