ERIC Number: ED388907
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Unsafe Public Schools and the Risk of Dropping Out: A Longitudinal Study of Adolescents.
The deterioration of school environments in conjunction with large numbers of dropouts are related issues of national concern. This longitudinal study evaluates student exposure to unsafe public schools during adolescence as a potential risk factor for dropping out by 10th grade. A panel of 13,217 public school students assessed at base year and 2 years later was drawn from a national database. Perceived safety in the 8th grade as compared to 10th grade was evaluated in the presence of demographic characteristics. The findings suggest that students exposed to unsafe schools are at risk of dropping out. Contains 25 references; 2 tables present statistical analysis. (SR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association (Boston, MA, March 29-April 2, 1995).