ERIC Number: ED313492
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
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Characteristics of Continuation High School Students.
Kratzert, William F.; Kratzert, Mona Y.
This document reports on a study of the self-concept of students enrolled in a continuation high school. A random sample of 40 students was selected from a school of 190 students. All were administered the Piers-Harris Children's Self Concept Scale to determine their feelings about themselves, and an author-prepared questionnaire to determine their feelings on a wide range of areas. The following findings are discussed: (1) analysis of responses to the Piers-Harris Scale indicates that the self-concepts of the students fall within average parameters; (2) analysis of responses to the authors' questionnaire indicates that the majority are content with their placement at the continuation high school; (3) the lack of anxiety reported by 65 percent of the students may contribute to enhanced self-esteem and decreased drug abuse; and (4) the negative effect of parents who were either separated or divorced may be offset by the lower stress at the continuation school. The desire of the majority of the students to graduate from high school despite the lack of credits and age on enrollment indicates a need for an earlier intervention program for potential dropouts that will offer greater opportunity to succeed. A list of ten references is appended. (FMW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Piers Harris Childrens Self Concept Scale