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ERIC Number: ED119919
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
Pages: 132
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Comparative Study of Alaskan Native Adolescent and Young Adult Secondary School Dropouts, 1972.
Kristic, Stephen Lee; And Others
The survey responses of 129 Alaska Native adolescents (17 years and younger) and 128 Alaska Native young adult dropouts were compared to ascertain similarities and/or differences relative to: general characteristics; self concept; and family factors. Data were derived from a population of Alaska Native students who left school between grades 9 and 12 during the 1969-70 school year. Significance of differences were determined via the Chi square test and results were considered significant at the .05 level of confidence. Results indicated: (1) group similarities in terms of: being either male or female; being single; having dropped out of school at least one time; planning to return to school; and citing "poor grades" as the reason for leaving school; (2) more of the young adults came from a village of less than 1,000 population; were Eskimo; were planning to attend a vocational school; and had a significantly more positive self concept; (3) similarity between the two groups in terms of a high degree of negativism relative to self concept; (4) a large percentage of the families of both groups could be characterized by factors of instability; (5) both groups felt that difficulties at home contributed to the rationale for leaving schoo; (6) a small percentage of the families of both groups were supported by other than family members. (JC)
Inter-Library Loan, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84412
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Multiple thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a Master of Social Work, University of Utah, Salt Lake City. Some pages may not reproduce clearly due to marginal quality of original