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Achieving Despite the Odds: A Study of Resilience Among a Group of African American High School Seniors


This article reports on a study examining the phenomenon of resilience, or the manifestation of competence despite the presence of stressful life events or circumstance, as a factor leading to the academic success of 20 African American 12th graders (10 females, 10 males) from impoverished backgrounds.

  • Contributor: Floyd, C.
  • Author's address: Howard University Press Howard University Washington, D.C. 20059
  • Journal/Secondary Title: The Journal of Negro Education
  • Number: 2
  • Volume: 65
  • Year: 1996

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