ERIC Number: ED042526
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May
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Educational Achievement of Indian Students in Public Secondary Schools as Related to Eight Variables, Including Residential Environment. Final Report.
Dankworth, Richard T.
The objective of the research was to determine the relationship of 8 variables to the educational achievement of 178 Indian public secondary school students in Nevada. The 8 variables were residence environment, mental ability, reading ability, anxiety, self-concept, achievement motive, verbal concept choice, and interaction with the dominant culture. The independent variable, residence environment, included the rural reservation, the urban colony, and the multi-ethnic community. The dependent variable, educational achievement, was measured by performance on the "California Achievement Test." Eight test instruments were used to test 2 hypotheses: (1) that there is a significant relationship between the variables acting together and the educational achievement of Indian students and (2) that a significant contribution is made by each variable to the variability of educational achievement when the other variables are held constant. In addition, the following question was asked: Which of the variables can be removed and still maintain the relationship found in testing the first hypothesis? There was a significant correlation (.01 level) between achievement and the 7 variables acting together. Individually, 4 variables were found to contribute more significantly to the variability of achievement than the others. Reading ability was the variable later excluded from the analysis. (EJ)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Utah State Univ., Logan.