Correlation Between Tolerance for Disagreement and Postsecondary Enrollment Among African American Men

Michael T. Miller, David V. Tolliver, III, G. David Gearhart


The study explored the concept of disagreement within family and societal structures, hypothesizing that for certain individuals to dramatically break with family and social traditions, they must have a high level of disagreement. Using McCroskey’s Tolerance for Disagreement scale, the findings indicated that those African American men who were included in the study had significantly higher levels of Tolerance for Disagreement than African American men who did not pursue postsecondary education.

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