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ERIC Number: EJ858782
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1086-4385
Why Did They Not Drop Out? Narratives from Resilient Students
Lessard, Anne; Fortin, Laurier; Marcotte, Diane; Potvin, Pierre; Royer, Egide
Prevention Researcher, v16 n3 p21-24 2009
There is much to be learned from students who were at-risk for dropping out of school but persevered and graduated. The purpose of the study on which this article is based, was to describe how students who were at-risk for dropping out of school persevered and graduated. The voices of two students are introduced, highlighting the challenges they faced with their parents' divorce being the most significant. Some students were also confronted with learning difficulties while others were faced with mental health issues. Through discourse analysis, three protective strategies were found. Resilient students banked on relationships, showed healthy self-esteem and self-efficacy, and reached decisions aimed at keeping them on a trajectory towards graduation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada