Date of Award
University or Center
Clark Atlanta University(CAU)
School of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Josephine Bradley
Dr. Mary Twining
This research study was conducted over the course of a year and a half. Theresearcher attempted to draw parallels between mentorship, student satisfaction, and retention. The researcher surveyed 40 African-American students at a predominantly white university (PWI) in Pennsylvania. The 40 African-American students were divided into two groups of 20 with students assigned to a mentoring program at the university and the other 20 remained as general members of the student body. The goal of the survey was to garner the levels of satisfaction experienced by African-American students pertaining to a number of issues that make up their student experience and how that relates to their re-enrollment. The results of both groups surveys were compared to demonstrate the impact, or lack thereof, of mentorship on satisfaction, academic success, their re-enrollment. The conclusion drawn from the findings of this research indicate mentorship has little impact on the satisfaction levels of African-American students at Kappa State University.
Goss, Jhermel T., "Impact of mentorship on African-American
title of student satisfaction: a case study at Kappa
State University" (2010). ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library. 343.