Discipline: Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences
Subcategory: STEM Science and Mathematics Education
- Virginia State University
Co-Author(s): Brittany Watkins and Alicia Cooper , Virginia State University , Petersburg, VA
The purpose of this research study is to investigate non-cognitive factors (academic efficacy, avoiding novelty, self-handicapping, and self-presentation) as mediators of the relationship among cognitive skills (processing speed, working memory, and auditory processing) and academic performance in African American secondary students. Results from the causal model suggest that these non-cognitive variables do mediate the effects of cognitive skills on academic performance in this population. The relevance of these findings to the development of effective intervention programs is discussed.
Funder Acknowledgement(s): NSF Grant HRD-1533563
Faculty Advisor: None Listed,