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dc.contributor.author Garza-Higgens, Elizabeth en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-11T20:55:49Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-11T20:55:49Z
dc.date.issued 2012-04-11
dc.date.submitted January 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.other DISS-11436 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10106/9564
dc.description.abstract This study explores factors associated with high school completion among foster youth leaving care. Educational outcomes for youth leaving care are examined based on an integrative model of ecological theory and attachment theory. The study utilized a cross-sectional, non-experimental design for exploring factors associated with high school completion among foster youth leaving care. A survey instrument was utilized for extracting data from a child welfare agency database. The data was collected one one point in time comparing the differences between youth who completed high school to those who dropped out. Chi-square analysis were utilized for comparing differences between groups and logistic regression was utilized to determine predictor variables for high school completion. The study found two variables as best predictors of high school completion were 1) having contact with extended family and 2) completing Preparation for Adult Living training. Based on these findings, implications for social work practice, policy and future research are presented. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Scannapieco, Maria en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Social Work en_US
dc.title Factors Associated With High School Completion Among Foster Youth Leaving Care en_US
dc.type Ph.D. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeChair Scannapieco, Maria en_US
dc.degree.department Social Work en_US
dc.degree.discipline Social Work en_US
dc.degree.grantor University of Texas at Arlington en_US
dc.degree.level doctoral en_US
dc.degree.name Ph.D. en_US

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