Student examines academic success among African Americans

Student examines academic success among African Americans

Martinque Jones, senior and psychology major in the College of Liberal Arts, has been investigating how cultural identity and academic attitudes affect the academic achievement of African American high school students.

With support from the Ronald E. McNair Program and Drs. Kevin Cokley and Samoan C. Johnson, Jones collected more than 120 surveys for analysis at various schools in the Houston Independent School District. Recognizing a deficit at the university's campus, Jones also helped charter the Association of Black Psychologists.

Above, Jones discusses her findings, personal experiences and hopes for the future of African American high school students.

Read a transcript of the interview (PDF).