Exploring the impact of historically Black colleges in promoting the development of undergraduates' self-concept

Joseph B. Berger, Jeffrey F. Milem

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to increase understanding of how institutional context affected the development of self-concept in a sample of 273 African American college students, 67% of whom were female. The findings from this study suggest that students attending church affiliated historically Black colleges develop significantly higher self-ratings in three domains of self-concept - psychosocial wellness, academic, and achievement orientation - than do students attending similar predominantly White institutions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)381-394
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of College Student Development
Volume41
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 2000

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  • Education

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