ERIC Number: EJ1043916
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Salient Predictors of School Dropout among Secondary Students with Learning Disabilities
Doren, Bonnie; Murray, Christopher; Gau, Jeff M.
Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, v29 n4 p150-159 Nov 2014
The purpose of this study was to identify the unique contributions of a comprehensive set of predictors and the most salient predictors of school dropout among a nationally representative sample of students with learning disabilities (LD). A comprehensive set of theoretically and empirically relevant factors was selected for examination. Analyses were conducted to explore the unique contribution and relative importance of these factors in predicting dropout. Results indicated that the most salient predictors of school dropout included a set of malleable individual (grades, and engagement in high-risk behaviors), family (parent expectations), and school (quality of students' relationship with teachers and peers) factors. The findings validate multicomponent dropout prevention and intervention models for this population while at the same time illuminating specific key components that appear to be of particular importance in school dropout among students with LD.
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, At Risk Students, Dropouts, Learning Disabilities, Grades (Scholastic), Behavior Problems, Family Influence, Parent Influence, Expectation, Teacher Student Relationship, Peer Relationship, Educational Environment, Dropout Prevention, Intervention, Secondary School Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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