Title

Factors that Contribute to the Educational Success of Haitian-American Women

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1-2011

Keywords

Academic success, Haiti, Haitian-American, Higher education, Women

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to explore the factors that contributed to the academic success of Haitian-American women. This study was also conducted to determine if factors attributed to by academically successful Haitian women are related to selected demographic characteristics. Two hundred and thirteen Haitian women selected from the National Haitian Student Alliance, with at least a Bachelor's degree, participated. They completed an online survey designed to elicit demographic information and their perception of the factors. Our results indicate that self-motivation, financial assistance, access to resources, self perception and time management are among the most important factors that contributed to their academic success. Less important are community support and knowledge of a second language. Statistically significant relationships were found between a linear combination of the 16 success factors and only the following demographic characteristics: Birthplace, years taken to complete college, father's level of education and participant's residence region. © 2011 Taylor & Francis.

Journal Title

Educational Psychology

Volume

31

Issue

4

First Page

481

Last Page

495

DOI

10.1080/01443410.2011.570249

First Department

Graduate Psychology and Counseling

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