ERIC Number: ED386648
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Aug
Effects of Family Structure on High School Students' Academic Achievement and Behavior.
As students lose traditional family structure, some studies indicate that their academic behavior may be affected. The purpose of this study is to measure the difference in achievement of high school students from single-parent homes compared to those from intact homes. The study is limited to Snook Independent School District (Texas), specifically, Snook High School in the 1994-1995 school year. Data were collected on 52 junior and senior students. Grades for English and math were recorded as were behavior referrals. Data collected identifies two groups: those from single parent families (N=20), and those from households with two parents (N=32). T tests were run to discover the significance of difference in grade between the two student groups. Discipline referrals were tabulated and the means compared. There were significant differences in discipline and in English, but no significant differences in math means. (JBJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Research Study, Sam Houston State University.