The Relationship between Level of African-American Acculturation and Affiliation with Fraternities and Sororities

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Ninety-nine African-American undergraduates, at a historically Black college, completed the African American Acculturation Scale to compare fraternity/sorority members with independents' participation in Black cultural traditions versus dominant White society. Greek members were hypothesized to be more traditional, because these organizations represent ethnic enclaves, have duplicate institutions, and communicate ethnic socialization; findings did not support this, but reasons for joining did. They were more superstitious in their beliefs than nonmembers, likely related to pledgeship and initiation rituals. Validity data on the new measure were provided. Why participants join fraternities, why they like/dislike them, and what purposes they serve was also examined.

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Wilcots, Kylynnedra D. August 1998.

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Ninety-nine African-American undergraduates, at a historically Black college, completed the African American Acculturation Scale to compare fraternity/sorority members with independents' participation in Black cultural traditions versus dominant White society. Greek members were hypothesized to be more traditional, because these organizations represent ethnic enclaves, have duplicate institutions, and communicate ethnic socialization; findings did not support this, but reasons for joining did. They were more superstitious in their beliefs than nonmembers, likely related to pledgeship and initiation rituals. Validity data on the new measure were provided. Why participants join fraternities, why they like/dislike them, and what purposes they serve was also examined.

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Wilcots, Kylynnedra D. The Relationship between Level of African-American Acculturation and Affiliation with Fraternities and Sororities, thesis, August 1998; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc278572/: accessed September 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .