This study uses the 1992 National Study of Postsecondary Faculty to explore the contribution of HBCUs to the preparation of African Americans for faculty careers. Descriptive analyses examine the characteristics of African American faculty who received their bachelor's and doctoral degrees from HBCUs. Logistic regression analysis is used to isolate the effects of receiving a bachelor's or a doctoral degree from an HBCU on research productivity, one measure of preparation, after controlling for background characteristics, undergraduate and graduate school experiences, current employment characteristics, and research activities. Ordinary least squares regression is used to isolate the effects of receiving a bachelor's or a doctoral degree from an HBCU on satisfaction with the work setting, a second measure of preparation, after controlling for other variables.
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Perna, L.W. The Contribution of Historically Black Colleges and Universities to the Preparation of African Americans for Faculty Careers. Research in Higher Education 42, 267–294 (2001). https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1018869922415
- college faculty
- African Americans
- black colleges
- career preparation