ERIC Number: ED042107
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Selected Factors Related to Selective Service Rejection and Rejection Rate in Delaware (1967): A Study of the Characteristics of Young Men Failing to Meet Mental Qualifications for Military Service.
Price, Jay R.
This study sought information about selective service rejection in Delaware, specifically rejectee characteristics, reasons for rejection, and the high rejection rate in Delaware. The basic design was a modified case study method in which a sample of individual records were examined. Differences between this sample and national samples were tested by Chi Square. The Fisher Exact Method was used to test relationships between rejectee characteristics. Four fifths of the rejectees were IV-F. The Fisher test revealed that: (1) the relationship between the rejectee's educational level and that of his parents approached significance; (2) there is a strong relationship between high school program and dropping out; (3) no significant relationships were found between educational level and social behavior, educational level and race, and educational program and social behavior. Socioeconomic factors were highly related to rejection as suggested by the high correlation between rejection and the number of Negroes examined, the number of households with income below $5000 and per-pupil expenditure in the schools. It is recommended that Delaware revise its public school curriculum so as to emphasize special help to disadvantaged groups and the racial minorities. (DM)
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Authoring Institution: Delaware State Dept. of Public Instruction, Dover.
Identifiers: Armed Forces Qualification Test; Delaware