Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
This study used the Ecological System theory developed by Bronfenbrenner (1992) to understand African American students’ academic performance at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). The systems include the microsystem (for example, family, school, and peers), mesosystem (for example, relationships between different microsystems), exosystem (for example, community and societal institutions), and macrosystem (for example, cultural and societal values) (Peppler, 2017). These systems can all have an impact on student academic performance.
This quantitative study utilized archival data to examine three research questions to reveal the relationship between student academic performance and (a) pre-college factors (high school GPA and SAT), (b) student financial dependency status, and (c) the COVID-19 pandemic.
Keywords: covid-19 pandemic, dependent status, dependent student, independent student
Lisa K. Thompson
Fred A. Bonner
Douglas S. Hermon
Prairie View A&M University
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Date of Digitization
John B Coleman Library
City of Publication
Pegram, B. V. (2023). The Relationship Between Student Academic Performance, Pre And In-College Factors, And Trends Since Covid-19 At An HBCU. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.pvamu.edu/pvamu-dissertations/26