ERIC Number: ED206566
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of Students Who Did Not Graduate and Their Parents Concerning Students' Motivation for Leaving School and Students' Educational Plans for the Future. PREPS Research Project, 1978-79.
Abram, Marie J.; Cobb, Robert A.
The population of this study consisted of 18 students who withdrew from the Glasgow Independent School System (Kentucky) during the 1975-76, 1976-77, and 1977-78 school years. The questionnaires submitted to the former students and their parents sought to determine how they felt about school prior to leaving, reasons for leaving school, opinions on whether dropping out had been a good or bad choice, what could have been done to make them remain in school, and their attitudes toward eventually taking and passing the General Education Development (GED) examination. A majority of parents and students believed the choice to leave school had been a bad one, and students felt that students with poor grades should repeat the year. Copies of the parent and student questionnaires are appended. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Kentucky Univ., Bowling Green. Professional Development Center Network.