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ERIC Number: ED119920
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
Pages: 92
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Dependency among Alaskan Native School Dropouts: A Synthesis of Some Alaskan School Dropout Studies During the Academic Year 1972.
Hanks, Gary Arlin
Characteristics and attitudes of Alaska Native high school dropouts were studied in an attempt to answer questions relative to: (1) parental influence; (2) dropout dependency; (3) parental dependency and its effect upon dropout students; (4) dependency as a major reason for dropping out. Data were synthesized from several studies concerned with comparisons of Alaska Native dropouts and persistors during the period 1968-71. Conclusions were: (1) a major portion of the Native students may dropout because of dependency upon parents (students: felt that being needed at home contributed to dropping out; felt being a Native held them back; were homesick; showed a greater need for help than persistors; felt whatever they did had little effect; had a low self-image; needed support; were nonagressive; had permissive parents); (2) the Native Alaskan may be struggling for independence of parental control (dropouts: married earlier than graduates; suppressed emotions toward parents; did not persist at school as long as non-Natives; were more often male; did not admit to family problems; recognized school difficulties early; had more siblings who had also dropped out; resented authority); (3) the reason Alaska Natives dropout may be due more to dependency than dislike for school (dropouts: valued education; lacked occupations and direction while in school; were interested in school; expressed need for more social relationships and structure). (JC)
Inter-Library Loan, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84412
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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