ERIC Number: ED164253
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Early School Leavers in Australia: Family, School and Personal Determinants of the Decision of 16-Year-Old Australians to Remain at School or to Leave. IEA Monograph Studies No. 7.
Rosier, Malcolm J.
More students from lower socio-economic status homes leave school because they have lower achievement and poorer attitudes. Home background has little direct influence on the decision to leave. Other factors studied were type of school, locale (state), and sex. Type of school had little influence on the decision to leave school. Differences between states were observed and the proportion of girls staying at school was lower than the proportion of boys. Chapter topics are: (1) Conceptual Framework; (2) Measuring Instruments; (3) Sampling and Administration; (4) Methodological Issues; (5) Family Environment Factors; (6) School Environment Factors; (7) Age 14 Personal Factors; (8) Age 16 Personal Factors; and (9) Causal Models. (MP)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Dropout Characteristics, Dropouts, Educational Environment, Educational Research, Family Influence, Low Achievement, Secondary Education, Socioeconomic Influences
The Australian Council for Educational Research Limited, P.O. Box 210 Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia 3122 (ISBN 91-22-00148-4; $9.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Stockholm Univ. (Sweden). Inst. for the Study of International Problems in Education.; Australian Council for Educational Research, Hawthorn.