ERIC Number: EJ1064772
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Dropping out of Vocational Education in the State of Kuwait: A Case Study of Industrial Arts Students
Alqahtani, Abdulmuhsen Ayedh; Almutairi, Yousef B.
Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, v2 n1 p8-21 Spr 2013
The purpose of the current study is to examine, in retrospect, trainees' perceptions of the reasons some of their peers dropped out of the vocational education at the Industrial Institute-Shuwaikh (IIS), Kuwait. Using the descriptive-analytical method, a reliable questionnaire was developed to achieve this purpose. Results show that: (a) the trainees perceive that institutional influences, particularly family-related reasons, are the most common reasons for their peers to drop out; (b) only the father's educational level and family income are found to significantly affect, though in a small proportion, the trainees' perceptions, though not in all statements. Based on the obtained results, relevant recommendations are included.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dropouts, Vocational Education, Attitude Measures, Questionnaires, Family Influence, Parent Background, Fathers, Educational Attainment, Family Income, Late Adolescents, Males, Secondary School Students, Student Surveys, Likert Scales, Statistical Analysis, Peer Groups, Study Habits, Student Characteristics, Institutional Characteristics, Attendance Patterns, Socioeconomic Influences
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kuwait