School of Education
Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (EdD)
GED, Prison, Inmates, Black Female Inmates, Black Male Inmates, Correctional Education
Education | Higher Education
Yuille, Erica L., "Factors Influencing the Completion of the High School Equivalency Program By Black Female Inmates" (2020). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 2491.
There is limited available research to date that has investigated the factors influencing the completion of the High School Equivalency Program (HEP) by Black female inmates. A high school education is an important subject explored by researchers when studying females in prison. This predictive correlational study used archival data to determine if age, length of sentence, type of crime, and family status influenced Black female inmates’ HEP completion rates. A logistic regression analysis was used to examine 100 Black female inmates in state prison. After completing the investigation, it was determined the criterion variable of age was statistically significant in predicting the completion the HEP by Black female inmates; however, the other criterion variables including length of sentence, type of crime, and family status were not statistically significant in predicting the completion of the HEP by Black female inmates.