MA (Master of Arts)
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
Wallace E. Dixon Jr.
James R. Bitter, Christopher S. Dula
Stress levels of African American college students attending Historically Black and Predominantly White Institutions were compared. The GPAs of the students were correlated with their stress levels. Racism and social support were explored as factors contributing to stress. Results indicated that African American students attending the Predominantly White institution had higher stress than African American students attending the Historically Black institution and White students attending the Predominantly White institution. The results also indicated that GPA and stress were negatively correlated; as stress levels decreased, GPA increased. A negative correlation was found to be significant with social support and stress; as stress increased, social support decreased. Racism was not found to be a significant factor of stress.
Thesis - Open Access
Woods, Yashica Dearcie, "Comparison of the Stress Levels and GPA of African American College Students at Historically Black and Predominantly White Institutions." (2005). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 1095. http://dc.etsu.edu/etd/1095
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