ERIC Number: ED189956
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Dropout Rates: A Longitudinal Analysis of Student Loan Users Compared With Users of Other Forms of Financial Assistance. AIR Forum 1980 Paper.
Brown, Kenneth G.
Dropout rates were investigated with a special emphasis on comparing loan users with users of other forms of aid. Differences in dropout rates for students in the following groups were analyzed: loans only, loans in combination with other aid, other aid only, and aid from families only. Using analysis of variance the following variables were assessed: socioeconomic status (SES), ability, grade point average, and parental income. Data were obtained from the National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972, and analyses were conducted for the academic years 1972, 1973 and 1974. Dropout rates were higher in the first year than in the following two years. Students relying on loans only or family aid only had higher dropout rates than students using loans in combination with other types of aid. Low SES students had higher dropout rates when relying exclusively on loans or on familial aid than did high SES students. (Author/SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: AIR Forum 1980
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research (20th, Atlanta, GA, April 27-May 1, 1980).