ERIC Number: ED097617
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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The Application of Discriminant Analysis to Determine High School Dropouts from Non-Dropouts.
Delaney, Daniel J.; Tovian, Steven M.
This study attempted to distinguish high school dropouts from non-dropouts by the use of discriminant analysis from data obtained in a dropout intervention project. The variables examined were taken from data forms used in the project and based on past literature on the subject of high school dropout prevention. It was found that significant differences between dropouts and non-dropouts do exist. Those factors which appear highly significant include year in school, IQ scores, grade point average, race, number of siblings in the family, number of skipped classes, and number of detentions. It was also found that these differences accounted for approximately 13 percent of the variability between the two groups. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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