ERIC Number: EJ1168754
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Rural Educational Attainment: The Importance of Context
Schmitt-Wilson, Sarah; Downey, Jayne A.; Beck, Ashley E.
Journal of Research in Rural Education, v33 n1 2018
Understanding patterns of educational attainment among rural youth is a critical concern for our nation as we seek to make postsecondary access and attainment more equitable across our increasingly diverse student population. The current study examines data collected in the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 to identify contemporary patterns of educational attainment among rural youth, with a focus on associate degree attainment and bachelor's degree attainment. Findings reveal that education expected for occupation is a significant predictor for bachelor's degree attainment, with regional differences found among individuals earning a bachelor's degree. The results support a link between rural students' expectations for occupation and educational attainment and highlight differences in educational attainment by region of residence.
Descriptors: Rural Education, Educational Attainment, Context Effect, Longitudinal Studies, Associate Degrees, Bachelors Degrees, Predictor Variables, Regional Characteristics, Differences, Rural Youth, Expectation, Academic Achievement, Statistical Analysis, Regression (Statistics)
Penn State University College of Education, Center on Rural Education and Communities. 310B Rackley Building, University Park, PA 16802. Tel: 814-863-2031; Web site: http://www.jrre.psu.edu/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
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