Overcoming adversity: High-achieving African American youth's perspectives on educational resilience

Joseph M. Williams, Julia Bryan

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Abstract

This qualitative multicase research study identified the home, school, and community factors and processes that contributed to the academic success of 8 urban, African American high school graduates from low-income, single-parent families. Ten main themes emerged: school-related parenting practices, personal stories of hardship, positive mother-child relationships, extended family networks, supportive school-based relationships, school-oriented peer culture, good teaching, extracurricular school activities, social support networks, and out-of-school time activities. Implications for counselors are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)291-300
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Counseling and Development
Volume91
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Applied Psychology

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