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ERIC Number: ED010648
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Sep
Pages: 201
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Reference Count: 0
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EMPLOYMENT STATUS AND CHARACTERISTICS OF HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUTS OF HIGH ABILITY.
CARDON, BARTELL W.; FRENCH, JOSEPH L.
HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUTS OF HIGH ABILITY WERE STUDIED TO OBTAIN INFORMATION ABOUT THIS PARTICULAR SEGMENT OF THE DROPOUT POPULATION. SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES WERE TO (1) DETERMINE THEIR EMPLOYMENT STATUS, (2) DETERMINE THEIR PATTERN OF INTEREST AND PERSONALITY, (3) SUGGEST OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS FOR WHICH TRAINING PROGRAMS SHOULD BE DEVELOPED, AND (4) PROVIDE DATA TO CONSTRUCT AN INSTRUMENT FOR IDENTIFYING STUDENTS WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM THE PROPOSED TRAINING PROGRAMS. THE SUBJECTS WERE 125 MALE AND 81 FEMALE DROPOUTS AND A LIKE NUMBER OF MALE AND FEMALE PERSISTERS OF COMPARABLE INTELLIGENCE, NEIGHBORHOOD, AND GRADE LEVEL. THE INFORMATION GATHERED WAS PRESENTED UNDER SEVERAL HEADINGS WHICH INCLUDED DESCRIPTIVE INFORMATION, REASONS FOR WITHDRAWAL, CURRICULUM ENROLLMENT, SCHOOL TRANSFER, POST SCHOOL ACTIVITIES, FURTHER EDUCATION, OCCUPATIONAL GOALS, OCCUPATIONAL LEVEL OF PARENTS, EDUCATIONAL LEVEL OF PARENTS, DROPOUT PREDICTION KEYS, AND AN ATTITUDE INVENTORY. SUCH FREQUENTLY MENTIONED CORRELATES OF SCHOOL WITHDRAWAL AS FREQUENT SCHOOL TRANSFERS, EARLY PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT, UNEMPLOYMENT UPON LEAVING SCHOOL, GENERALLY LOW PARENTAL EDUCATION, AND LOWER PARENTAL EMPLOYMENT STATUS WERE NOT SUBSTANTIATED IN THE FINDINGS OF THIS STUDY. WHAT WAS FOUND WAS THAT DROPOUTS DIFFER FROM PERSISTERS IN SUCH AREAS AS PERSONALITY, WILLINGNESS TO CONFORM, INTERESTS, EDUCATION SKILLS, AND FAMILY ORIENTATION TOWARD SCHOOL. (AL)
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Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.
Identifiers: PENNSYLVANIA