Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Jeannette Seaberry


The purpose of this study was to gather data from enrolled African American female students who have children and investigate any correlations or interactions that may be present between life stressors, social resources, and cumulative grade point average. This study found that, overall, life stressors were high, social resources were low, however, grade point average was still above average. Descriptive data analysis was calculated for measures of central tendency, variability, relationship, and relative position appropriate for interval data. Multiple regression was used to determine significant predictors of grade point average. Results show the combination of the social resources of work and family having a significant positive correlation with grade point average.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of Counseling and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts. Copyright 2002 K. C. Gaehring