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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Youth and Adolescence 6/2021

21-01-2021 | Empirical Research

Life Course Transitions and Educational Trajectories: Examining Adolescents who Fall off Track Academically

Auteurs: Aprile D. Benner, Shanting Chen, Rashmita S. Mistry, Yishan Shen

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Youth and Adolescence | Uitgave 6/2021

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Abstract

Educational interventions typically center on youth displaying early academic risk, potentially overlooking those falling off track academically later in their educational careers. The current study investigated the extent to which life course transitions experienced during adolescence were linked to falling off-track academically in high school. Data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (N = 4284; 53% female; Mage = 14.88) documented that 1516 students displayed no educational risk in early high school, yet 14% did not pursue 4-year college by age 24. Analyses revealed the unique life course transitions predictive of falling off-track academically (i.e., sexual intercourse, alcohol use, family transitions, residential mobility). The study’s findings highlight important intervention avenues to promote adolescents’ continued educational persistence.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Life Course Transitions and Educational Trajectories: Examining Adolescents who Fall off Track Academically
Auteurs
Aprile D. Benner
Shanting Chen
Rashmita S. Mistry
Yishan Shen
Publicatiedatum
21-01-2021
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Youth and Adolescence / Uitgave 6/2021
Print ISSN: 0047-2891
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-6601
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-020-01376-x

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