ERIC Number: ED044431
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Mink Scale.
Barker, Lawrence W.; Mink, Oscar G.
The Mink Scale is designed to differentiate between potential dropout and non-dropout students at the junior high school level. Items of the scale represent social, psychological, and educational factors established in previous dropout studies. A pilot study in five Appalachian counties compared scale responses for 189 (dropouts) former students who were in the seventh grade in 1961 and 262 (non-dropouts) high school seniors who were also in the seventh grade in 1961. A Chi-square test was employed to analyze each item. The great majority of the items not only discriminate significantly between total dropouts and non-dropouts but also between male dropouts and male non-dropouts, or female dropouts and female non-dropouts. A copy of the scale is included with the differentiating powers of each item indicated. A more detailed description of the scale is provided in TM 000 248. (LR)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Discipline, Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Research, Family Characteristics, Item Analysis, Junior High School Students, Negative Attitudes, Potential Dropouts, Predictive Measurement, Predictive Validity, Predictor Variables, Prognostic Tests, Rating Scales, Socioeconomic Status
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: West Virginia Univ., Morgantown. Appalachian Center.
Identifiers: West Virginia