ERIC Number: ED325560
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Five Cities High School Dropout Study: Characteristics of Hispanic High School Students.
Fernandez, Ricardo; And Others
This study describes the individual, family, school, and community characteristics of Hispanic ninth-grade students enrolled in predominantly minority high schools in five major U.S. cities: Chicago, Miami, Milwaukee, Newark, and San Antonio. The data, which are reported for four groups--Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, and Central Americans--are presented in nine sections: (1) "Student Characteristics" provides information about the students' backgrounds; (2) "Parent Characteristics" provides background data on the students' parents; (3) "Language Usage" gives information on the students' use of Spanish and English; (4) "School Environment" provides basic information on students' attitudes toward school and their peers; (5) "School Issues" examines school-related variables that are thought to influence success in school; (6) "Homework and Studying" deals with the use of resources outside of the classroom for educational purposes; (7) "Academic Concerns" reports students' appraisal of their performance academic; (8) "Working" examines current student employment as well as their occupational aspirations; and (9) "Future Plans" assesses students' expectations about school attendance during the following academic year. Each of these sections concludes with a profile of the most frequently given answers. A tenth section synthesizes the data into 24 similarities among the four groups and 17 differences. Two appendixes describe the sampling design and the questionnaire design. (MYM)
Descriptors: Cubans, Databases, Demography, Dropout Research, High School Freshmen, High Schools, Hispanic Americans, Homework, Language Proficiency, Latin Americans, Mexican Americans, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Puerto Ricans, Questionnaires, Sampling, School Holding Power, Student Attitudes, Student Employment
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc., St. Louis, MO.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Social Science Research Council, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ASPIRA Association, Inc., Washington, DC. National Office.
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