ERIC Number: EJ568134
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: 0
Rural and Urban Eighth Graders' Expectations for Completing High School.
Ukaga, Okechukwu M.; Yoder, Edgar P.; Etling, Arlene W.
Journal of Research and Development in Education, v31 n3 p155-65 Spr 1998
Used data from a national survey of eighth graders to examine relationships between factors related to dropping out of high school and students' perceived likelihood of not completing high school, investigating urban and rural differences. Locus of control, self-concept, and educational aspiration inversely correlated with perceived likelihood of dropping out. Trends were similar for urban and rural students. (Author/SM)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Dropouts, Educational Attainment, Expectation, Grade 8, Graduation, High School Students, High Schools, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Locus of Control, Middle Schools, National Surveys, Rural Schools, Self Concept, Student Attitudes, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A