Mississippi State University
Owens, Mario Antonio.
VARIABLES THAT IMPACT HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUT.
Degree: PhD, Instructional Systems, Leadership, and Workforce Development, 2009, Mississippi State University
The purpose of this study was to determine which variables contribute to high school dropout in a north central Mississippi school districts only high school. The study population consisted of 301 students who enrolled as freshman in a north central Mississippi school districts only high school during the 2002-2003 academic year and could have graduated from high school in 2006. Student data were obtained from the Mississippi Student Information System (MSIS) database, which contained all relevant information to this study. Data were collected on the following variables: gender, ethnicity, age, disciplinary infractions, whether or not a student was socially promoted, number of grades retained, number of absences, subject area testing scores, ninth grade retention, and special education enrollment.
The findings of this study indicated there were relationships between the criterion variable, high school dropout, and the following predictor variables: age, ethnicity, whether or not a student was socially promoted, number of absences, number of grades retained, ninth grade. retention, and disciplinary infractions. The findings from this investigation also suggested that both socially promoted and students with high numbers of absences were more likely to drop out of high school than those who were not socially promoted, or had fewer absences.
Advisors/Committee Members: Dr. Jerry Mathews (committee member), Dr. Jianxia Du (committee member), Dr. James Davis (committee member), Dr. Anthony Olinzock (chair).
Subjects/Keywords: Mississippi high school dropout; Predictor variable; High school dropout; Criterion variable
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APA (6th Edition):
Owens, M. A. (2009). VARIABLES THAT IMPACT HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUT. (Doctoral Dissertation). Mississippi State University. Retrieved from http://sun.library.msstate.edu/ETD-db/theses/available/etd-03312009-151116/ ;
Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):
Owens, Mario Antonio. “VARIABLES THAT IMPACT HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUT.” 2009. Doctoral Dissertation, Mississippi State University. Accessed October 21, 2019.
MLA Handbook (7th Edition):
Owens, Mario Antonio. “VARIABLES THAT IMPACT HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUT.” 2009. Web. 21 Oct 2019.
Owens MA. VARIABLES THAT IMPACT HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUT. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Mississippi State University; 2009. [cited 2019 Oct 21].
Available from: http://sun.library.msstate.edu/ETD-db/theses/available/etd-03312009-151116/ ;.
Council of Science Editors:
Owens MA. VARIABLES THAT IMPACT HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUT. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Mississippi State University; 2009. Available from: http://sun.library.msstate.edu/ETD-db/theses/available/etd-03312009-151116/ ;