ERIC Number: ED026188
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
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Dropout Proneness in Appalachia. Research Series 3.
Mink, Oscar G.; Barker, Laurence W.
Two aids used in the identification of potential dropouts are examined. The Mink Scale (a teacher-rated scale) is based on classification of social, psychological, and educational forces related to dropout proneness: (1) academic ability and performance, (2) negative identification with education, (3) family and socioeconomic status, and (4) student-personal. The Smith Inventory consists of a self-report inventory of 38 items completed by the student. Results are presented of an investigation of differences between Appalachian school dropouts and non-dropouts utilizing these instruments. Items are identified that differentiate between these 2 groups in Appalachia. The 2 scales are contained in the appendix of the document. (SW)
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Authoring Institution: West Virginia Univ., Morgantown. Appalachian Center.