Racial stereotypes and gender in context: African Americans at predominantly black and predominantly white colleges


Journal Article

In this study, relationships among stereotype expectations, gender, and academic self-concept and performance of African American students in predominantly White and predominantly Black college contexts were examined. Stereotype expectations are students' perceptions of biased treatment and evaluation within their major classroom settings (SE). Findings indicated that students' majors were related to stereotype expectations, as well as to their academic competence. Our results also provide evidence of gender and institutional interactions in the relationships between stereotype expectations and academic outcomes. Results are discussed in terms of the need to examine issues of race and gender in the academic experiences of African Americans, as well as how their specific school and classroom contexts may influence their experiences.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Chavous, TM; Harris, A; Rivas, D; Helaire, L; Green, L

Published Date

  • July 1, 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 51 / 1-2

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 16

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1573-2762

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0360-0025

Citation Source

  • Scopus