ERIC Number: ED041693
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Analysis of Selected Factors Relating to the Neighborhood Youth Corps Out of School Program in Rural Counties of Oregon.
Bigsby, Robert A.; Clark, Harry E.
The Neighborhood Youth Corps Out-of-School Program in 27 Oregon counties was studied (1) to assess the effectiveness of the program in aiding enrollees (school dropouts aged 16-21) to obtain productive jobs and/or to continue their education and (2) to identify socioeconomic and educational factors associated with success or failure in the program. Of 942 previous enrollees, data from 302 were subjected to stepwise multiple linear regression and classification analyses. The most important findings were that a higher proportion of females succeeded than did males and that neither intelligence quotient nor scholastic achievement was a predictor of success or failure of enrollees. Accurate prediction was not possible for male enrollees or married or divorced females. An equation was developed for predicting success or failure of single female enrollees using 5 variables: language spoken in home, living group, reason for leaving school, welfare status, and lifetime occupational goal. (JH)
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Identifiers: Neighborhood Youth Corps
Note: Paper presented at the Rural Sociological Society Meeting, Washington, D. C., August 1970