ERIC Number: ED037858
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Project: Prevent Delinquency, Underachievement and Dropout.
Richland County Board of Education, Mansfield, OH.
A study of delinquency, underachievement, and dropout in six school districts considered extent and contributing factors within the school setting. The Nye-Short Self Reporting Delinquency Scale indicated exceptionally high rates for one of seven elementary schools (grades 5 and 6), normal rates for only one of five junior high schools, and normal rates for one or possibly two of the five high schools. Underachievers were identified by classification by grade and sex into IQ groups and grade point averages; approximately one-third of the students were thus rated underachievers. Dropout rates were low at 2 and 3% for two schools, high at 8 and 9% for two more. The Hall-Waldo Inventory of attitudes toward law and toward school and teachers was administered to 6700 students; the Teachers Situation Reaction Inventory to 76% of the 654 eligible teachers. As a result of the data, one district planned a Title III project to provide personal and group identity and to meet the needs of underachievers. Inventories and forms used are appended; an addendum, with corrected and reprogramed data, is planned. (JD)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Antisocial Behavior, Behavior Rating Scales, Delinquency, Dropouts, Educational Environment, Environmental Influences, Experimental Programs, Incidence, Program Development, Rating Scales, Self Concept, Sex Differences, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Underachievement
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Richland County Board of Education, Mansfield, OH.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title III