Predicting secondary school dropout among South African adolescents: a survival analysis approach

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Education is one of the strongest predictors of health worldwide. In South Africa, school dropout is a crisis where by Grade 12, only 52 per cent of the age appropriate population remain enrolled. Survival analysis was used to identify the risk of dropping out of secondary school for male and female adolescents and examine the influence of substance use and leisure experience predictors while controlling for demographic and known predictors using secondary, longitudinal data. Results indicated being male, not living with one's mother, smoking cigarettes in the past month, and lower...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Participation; Youth; Statistics

Keywords: Dropout; Youth at risk; Longitudinal data

Geographic subjects: South Africa; Africa

Published: Pretoria, South Africa: University of Pretoria, 2017

Physical description: 11 p.

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Journal volume: 37

Journal number: 2

Journal date: May 2017

ISSN: 0256-0100 (print), 2076-3433 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 128.722

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