Author

Larry Davis

Additional Authors

Ajzen, Icek; Saunders, Jeanne; Williams Shanks, Trina ;

Publication Date

7-1-2002

Summary

A longitudinal study explored high-school completion among African Americans. Male and female high-school students aged 14 to 17 (N=166) completed a questionnaire based on the theory of planned behavior (Ajzen, 1991) early in their second year. Intentions to complete the year were accurately predicted from attitudes, subjective norms, and perceived behavioral control (R=0.71; p

Document Type

Working Paper

Category

Financial Inclusion

Notes

Subsequent publication: Davis, L. E., Ajzen, I., Saunders, J., & Williams, T. (2002). The decision of African American students to complete high school: An application of the theory of planned behavior. Journal of Educational Psychology, 94(4), 810–819. doi:10.1037/0022-0663.94.4.810

Original Citation

Davis, L., Ajzen, I., Saunders, J., & Williams, T. (2002). The decision of African American students to complete high school: An application of the theory of planned behavior (CSD Working Paper No. 02-5). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7936/K79K49QJ

Project

Choices of Life for Adolescence Success (CLASS) Project

Keywords

academic expectation, college enrollment, Africa, IDA, youth, academic achievement, individual development account

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