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ERIC Number: ED119918
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
Pages: 176
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Alaskan Native Dropouts: A Comparison of the Characteristic of 332 Alaskan Native Students Who Dropped Out of School During the Academic Year 1970-1971.
Hatch, William Eaton; And Others
Characteristics and attitudes of 1970-71 Alaska Native school dropouts were surveyed in order to answer questions relative to: (1) factors influencing dropouts; (2) students' occupations since leaving school; (3) student preferences relative to future plans; (4) social services received by students since leaving school; and (5) kinds of additional services provided students since leaving school and characteristics of students wanting additional services. The chi square test was employed at a significance of .05. Comparison of the 1970 study with a comparable 1969 study indicated that a degree of reliability had been achieved, though some significant differences were found, for the 1970 dropouts were: (1) less often Southeast Indians; (2) more often from boarding programs; (3) reporting more homesickness; (4) less often reporting return to school as a first choice/definite plan for the coming year; (5) more often expressing a desire to talk to someone about their future. Three null hypotheses were rejected, revealing that there were significant differences between: (1) students attending schools at home and those attending schools away from home; (2) dropouts planning on returning to school and those with other plans; (3) dropouts who had been arrested and those who had not been arrested. (JC)
Inter-Library Loan, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84412
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Group research project submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Social Work, University of Utah, Salt Lake City; Light print areas throughout document