ERIC Number: EJ636312
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Social Capital and Dropping Out of High School: Benefits to At-Risk Students of Teachers' Support and Guidance.
Croninger, Robert G.; Lee, Valerie E.
Teachers College Record, v103 n4 p548-81 Aug 2001
Used data from the National Educational Longitudinal Study to examine whether teachers provide students with social capital and whether that social capital increases students' likelihood of completing high school. Results show that teachers are an important source of social capital, which significantly reduces the probability of dropping out, particularly among disadvantaged students and students with past academic difficulties. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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