Black Female Community College Students' Satisfaction: A National Regression Analysis

Terrell L. Strayhorn, Royel M. Johnson

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Data from the Community College Student Experiences Questionnaire were analyzed for a sample of 315 Black women attending community colleges. Specifically, we conducted multivariate analyses to assess the relationship between background traits, commitments, engagement, academic performance, and satisfaction for Black women at community colleges. Descriptive results provide a profile of Black women who attend community colleges in terms of age, native language, units taken, and grades. Hierarchical linear regression results suggest that our statistical model accounted for 22% of the variance in satisfaction. Significant predictors of Black women's satisfaction at community colleges include age, effect of family on school work, and social engagement with faculty. Grades may also be significantly related to Black women's satisfaction, although the relationship was reduced to nonsignificance over successive models. Implications for future policy, practice, and research are highlighted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)534-550
Number of pages17
JournalCommunity College Journal of Research and Practice
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education


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