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1. Suh, Suhyun
Suh, Jingyo
Risk Factors and Levels of Risk for High School Dropouts
Professional School Counseling 10,3 (February 2007): 297-306
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: American School Counselor Association (ASCA)
Keyword(s): GED/General Educational Diploma/General Equivalency Degree/General Educational Development; High School Dropouts

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The study in this article identifies three major risk categories of high school dropouts and evaluates the impact of possible prevention strategies. As students accumulate these risks, they became more likely to drop out and prevention programs become less effective. Additionally, it was found that factors influencing the decision to drop our vary for different sources of risk, and thus there should be a range of prevention strategies offered to accommodate for this variance. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

Data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY97) database from the U.S. Department of Labor were used in this study. Participants were selected using a nationally representative sample of approximately 9,000 youths who were 12 to 16 years old as of December 31, 1996. The Department of Labor conducted the initial survey (Round 1) in 1997. In that round, both the eligible youth and one of that youth's parents received hour-long personal interviews. Youths have been reinterviewed annually since then. Data from rounds 1-5 of the NLSY97/01 were released in August 2003. The data in this report excluded 2,792 students who either were enrolled in high school or were not enrolled but working toward a General Educational Development (GED) certificate, because they had neither completed high school nor dropped out. Composing the final sample were 3,111 males and 3,081 females who either completed high school or dropped out without receiving a diploma or a GED by December 31, 2000, Among the 6,192 students in the sample, 5,244 completed high school with a diploma or GED, and 948 did not.

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Suh, Suhyun and Jingyo Suh. "Risk Factors and Levels of Risk for High School Dropouts." Professional School Counseling 10,3 (February 2007): 297-306.