Lott, J. L. (2008). Racial identity and black students’ perceptions of community outreach: Implications for bonding social capital. The Journal of Negro Education, 77(1), 3-14.
This research investigates the impact of racial identity on Black students’ perceptions of community outreach. Colleges and universities are steadily forming university-community partnerships. Research has not fully addressed those indicators that may influence relationship-forming between Black students and Black community members. The sample includes 276 Black students who attended either a historically Black college and university (HBCU) or a predominantly White institution (PWI). Hierarchical regression analyses found that the Black racial identity scale’s (B-RIAS) pre-encounter stage negatively predicted and a combination of the immersion-emersion and internalization stages positively predicted community outreach. This study has implications for shaping university-community agendas involving Black students and Black community members, and it offers a unique framework to think about Black students’ civic participation. Adapted from the source document.
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