Effects of an Afrocentric Summer Program on African Adolescents’ Locus of Control
Previous research has demonstrated that Afrocentric (promoting African culture and the contributions of Africans in Western civilizations) programs have had a positive effect on African American adolescents’ self-esteem, social skills, environmental and cultural awareness, and locus of control. Internal locus of control has shown many instances of having a positive effect on academic performance. The proposed study was designed to test the effects of an Afrocentric summer program with African American Youth’s locus of control. It is expected that the results will yield significant differences indicating that the Afrocentric summer program leads to higher locus of control.