ERIC Number: ED470861
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Education Participation and Outcomes by Geographic Location. Research Report.
Jones, Roger G.
Data from the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) were analyzed to assess the viability of using the LSAY study data for national reporting of outcomes by geographic location and to identify variations in young Australians' education participation and outcomes by geographic region. The analysis revealed several sample distribution problems inherent in the LSAY data. As a result, the use of LSAY data for national reporting of outcomes by geographic location was not recommended. However, when the LSAY data were analyzed with multivariate analysis techniques, they did prove important for determining whether outcomes are affected by geographic location and other characteristics and the characteristics' relative influence. For nonindigenous students, home location had statistically significant effects on the reading comprehension and numeracy scores of year 9 students. However, the effect of home location was much weaker than those associated with other background characteristics. For indigenous students, the influence of home location on attainment was comparable to that of other background characteristics, with the average level of attainment of indigenous students living in remote areas being substantially below that of other indigenous students. The multiple classification analysis results and 12 additional tables are appended. (Contains 15 tables and 16 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Data Interpretation, Dropouts, Educational Attainment, Educational Trends, Enrollment Influences, Enrollment Trends, Foreign Countries, Geographic Location, Indigenous Populations, Literacy, Longitudinal Studies, Multivariate Analysis, National Surveys, Numeracy, Outcomes of Education, Participation, Postsecondary Education, Reading Comprehension, Rural Areas, Secondary Education, Student Characteristics, Trend Analysis, Urban Areas, Validity, Vocational Education, Whites, Youth, Youth Employment
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian Dept. of Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs, Canberra.
Authoring Institution: Australian Council for Educational Research, Victoria.
Identifiers - Location: Australia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth