Understanding the African-American Student Experience in Higher Education Through a Relational Dialectics Perspective

Jake Simmons, Russell Lowery-Hart, Shawn T. Wahl, M. Chad McBride

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Abstract

In this study, we sought to understand African-American students' higher-education experiences in predominantly White universities. We utilized Baxter's relational dialectics theory to study components of focus-group discussions in order to understand the discourse and meaning-making process of participants. Our findings provide insight into the intercultural context of higher education in America and suggest strategies for maintaining the relationship between African-American students and the institutions in which they are enrolled.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)376-394
Number of pages19
JournalCommunication Education
Volume62
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Communication
  • Education
  • Language and Linguistics

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