Date of Award
Open Access Dissertation
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Norman W. Powell
This study examined the levels of self-efficacy and hope of the students at-risk that participated in a college program with multiple retention initiatives. The students selected were identified as students at-risk due to their high school GPAs and standardized test scores. The initiative focused on enhancing their self-efficacy and hope through additional resources that assisted with a student's academic and social life. The development of self-efficacy has been proven important to a student's academic, cognitive, and personal development. Hope has been proven to be important in finding different routes to success and the motivation a person has to take those routes. This study displays the significant role that multiple retention initiatives can play as it relates to self-efficacy and hope. It is hoped that professionals will be able to create methods that will help students to develop high levels of hope and self-efficacy that will lead to better retention rates for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
Copyright 2018 George Maurice White
White, George Maurice, "Impact Of Retention Initiatives On The Levels Of Self-Efficacy And Hope In African American Students On A Historically Black College And University Campus In Kentucky" (2018). Online Theses and Dissertations. 588.