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ERIC Number: ED176182
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Pages: 71
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of a Systematic Guidance Program Upon School Attitudes of Potential Dropouts.
Manning, Daisy M. Parks
The effects of a systematic guidance program upon school attitudes of potential dropouts in grade six of one elementary school in the northeast section of Washington, D.C. were assessed. The major findings from the data analysis showed significant differences in the pre- and post-test scores of the 15 students in the experimental group and the 15 students in the control group's attitudes toward school in the four basic curriculum areas. The difference was in the direction of the experimental group having a larger means in the four basic curriculum areas tested by the investigator. Hence, the null hypothesis was rejected. Analysis of the variables leading to dropping out such as the number of reported absentees and disturbances showed no significant difference between the number of absentees reported for the control group and the experimental group during the post-test period; therefore, the null hypothesis was accepted in this area. However, there was a very significant difference between the number of disturbances committed by the control group and the experimental group. The highly structured activities of systematic guidance enabled students to move to the social and psychological stages of developments in which they could consider not only their feelings, but also the feelings of others in problem solving, and thereby counteracted many of their negative responses. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses
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Language: English
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Walden University, Florida