Date of Award
University or Center
Clark Atlanta University(CAU)
Counseling and Human Development
Dr. Carson Lee
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.
Rouse, Gwendolyn Gail, "Self-efficacy and academic performance among African-American male and female college students enrolled at a predominantly black institution: an investigative study" (1992). ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library. 2193.