ERIC Number: ED395074
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of Risk Factors among High School Students in Chuuk State.
Kawakami, Alice J.; And Others
Variables related to the status of students at risk of failure in public high schools in Chuuk State of the Federated States of Micronesia are profiled. This study was part of a larger study of at-risk status in American-affiliated political entities in the Pacific. In Chuuk, data were collected from 48 student records and interviews with 50 students, 48 families, 2 principals, 47 teachers, and 13 community leaders. Because of the small sample size, many variables expected to play a role in at-risk status could not be analyzed by statistical methods. However, variables that appeared to be related to at-risk status based on response frequencies are discussed, including: (1) absenteeism; (2) school attitude and behavioral problems; (3) divorce; (4) the quality of the student's relationship with the family; and (5) class size. Both academic and personal aspects of schooling were found to be related to the at-risk status of high school students in Chuuk. Collaborative efforts by schools, parents, and communities are recommended, and include working together to demonstrate the benefits of strong study habits and school learning; to address the absenteeism problem; to provide counseling services to students and families; to improve record keeping systems; to improve the quality of instruction; and to increase parent involvement. (Contains 18 tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pacific Region Educational Lab., Honolulu, HI.
Identifiers - Location: Federated States of Micronesia