Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/184185
Title:
ADOLESCENT PREGNANCY AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUT.
Author:
BETTS, SHERRY CROOP.
Issue Date:
1987
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The purpose of this study was to determine the similarities and differences between pregnant/parenting teens and other young women who drop out of high school. It also sought to determine the characteristics which discriminate between pregnant or parenting teens who continue with school and those who drop out. A comparison of 33 female high school dropouts with 47 dropouts from an alternative program for pregnant/parenting teens produced a discriminant function which accounted for 99% of the variance between the groups and correctly classified 74% of the subjects by group. Examination of the discriminating variables did not produce the expected variables such as school performance, educational aspirations, and value of education to friends. The results indicated that the two groups of dropouts did not differ in educational background variables and that pregnancy alone did not cause otherwise capable students to drop out of school. It was found that pregnant/parenting dropouts were more likely to be Hispanic, from families who valued education less, and have lower career and college aspirations than other dropouts. The second comparison of 47 pregnant/parenting students who dropped from the alternative program with 67 who maintained enrollment, produced a discriminant function which accounted for 86% of the variance between groups and correctly predicted group membership for 93% of the subjects. Among the variables which defined this function were grade point average, attendance, importance of education to family and friends, educational aspirations, past drop out, sports activities, more than one child, self-esteem, SES, and being minority. These are typical of the differences between any dropouts and enrolled students regardless of the pregnancy.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Teenage mothers.; High school dropouts.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Educational Foundations and Administration; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleADOLESCENT PREGNANCY AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUT.en_US
dc.creatorBETTS, SHERRY CROOP.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBETTS, SHERRY CROOP.en_US
dc.date.issued1987en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to determine the similarities and differences between pregnant/parenting teens and other young women who drop out of high school. It also sought to determine the characteristics which discriminate between pregnant or parenting teens who continue with school and those who drop out. A comparison of 33 female high school dropouts with 47 dropouts from an alternative program for pregnant/parenting teens produced a discriminant function which accounted for 99% of the variance between the groups and correctly classified 74% of the subjects by group. Examination of the discriminating variables did not produce the expected variables such as school performance, educational aspirations, and value of education to friends. The results indicated that the two groups of dropouts did not differ in educational background variables and that pregnancy alone did not cause otherwise capable students to drop out of school. It was found that pregnant/parenting dropouts were more likely to be Hispanic, from families who valued education less, and have lower career and college aspirations than other dropouts. The second comparison of 47 pregnant/parenting students who dropped from the alternative program with 67 who maintained enrollment, produced a discriminant function which accounted for 86% of the variance between groups and correctly predicted group membership for 93% of the subjects. Among the variables which defined this function were grade point average, attendance, importance of education to family and friends, educational aspirations, past drop out, sports activities, more than one child, self-esteem, SES, and being minority. These are typical of the differences between any dropouts and enrolled students regardless of the pregnancy.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectTeenage mothers.en_US
dc.subjectHigh school dropouts.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Foundations and Administrationen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.identifier.proquest8726842en_US
dc.identifier.oclc698750023en_US
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