Date of Award


Degree Type


University or Center

Clark Atlanta University(CAU)

Degree Name


Counseling and Human Development

First Advisor

Dr. Carson Lee

Second Advisor

Dr. Robert Smothers


The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between self-efficacy and academic performance among African-American male and female college students enrolled at a predominantly Black institution. Survey method was utilized to collect the data. Data were analyzed using the Pearson's Product-Moment Correlation Coefficient, Multiple Correlation and Student's t=Test. Results suggested that (1) there is no significant relationship between self-efficacy and GPA, (2) for males majoring in science, there was a significant relationship between the two variables, and (3) no difference was found between males' and females' self-efficacy scores. It was concluded that there are variables other than self-efficacy that influence academic performance. Further research is needed before any definitive statements can be made.

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Counseling Commons