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McKee, M. Todd; Caldarella, Paul – Education, 2016
Dropping out of high school has negative results and implications for individuals and society. The likelihood of dropping out is attributed to both social and academic risk factors. Poor high school attendance, low course completion, and low grade-point-average (GPA) have been identified as three leading indicators that students are at risk for…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Academic Achievement, Predictor Variables
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Turkyilmaz, Mustafa – Education, 2015
This study aimed at investigating the relationship between reading attitude, personality, self-regulation and metacognitive awareness of reading strategies of secondary school students. In order to carry out the aim four scales were used to 419 high school students in Kirsehir province in Turkey. It was used Lisrel 8.80 and SPSS software to…
Descriptors: Reading, Reading Attitudes, Reading Strategies, Foreign Countries
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Roybal, Victoria; Thornton, Bill; Usinger, Janet – Education, 2014
The transition from middle into high school can be perilous for some students. High school freshmen fail at an alarming rate. In a general sense, the environment, expectations, structure, and culture of high schools are different from middle schools. However, school leaders can implement transition programs that may promote success of 9th graders.…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Transitional Programs, Success, Program Effectiveness
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Balci, Ali – Education, 2011
In this work, which is about the perceptions of 9th grade students in the secondary school about the concept of axis tilt, the sample's correct, incorrect and in complete perceptions were revealed. In the random sample, 345 9th grade students were selected from 8 schools throughout Istanbul. More than half of the students in the sample either…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 9, Student Attitudes, High School Students
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Wilson, Jan; Rhodes, John – Education, 2010
Teachers are finding that a number of students do not complete homework assignments for various reasons, and have long experienced the frustration of students who do not or will not complete their homework assignments. The purpose of this action research project was to research ninth grade freshmen student attitudes about homework at a single…
Descriptors: Homework, Student Attitudes, Action Research, Grade 9
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Somers, Cheryl L.; Owens, Delila; Piliawsky, Monte – Education, 2009
This study describes the results of a research evaluation of a school dropout prevention program and adolescents' self-reported perceptions of their motivations and role models. The program was a partnership between an urban university and an urban school district that was designed to prevent 9th grade students from dropping out of high school. It…
Descriptors: Role Models, Urban Schools, Low Income Groups, Dropout Programs
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Ozmete, Emine – Education, 2009
This study aimed at determining the interaction between parents and adolescents pertaining to television advertisements as a consumer socialization agent and the effects of advertisements on the purchasing decisions of adolescents. The effects of age and sex were also investigated. The sample included 240 high school students in grades 9, 10 and…
Descriptors: Socialization, Advertising, Purchasing, Adolescents
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Baugher, Robin; Nichols, Joe – Education, 2008
Concerned that their special education students were not being adequately prepared for the post-high school world, a rural Arkansas school district made a concerted effort to provide a systematic transition program in which opportunities for life after graduation could become a meaningful reality. A significant component of the transition program…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, School Districts, Secondary School Students, Disabilities