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Title: Student improvement in the intergenerational work/study program

Author (s):  Kevin Brabazon

Abstract:  This exploratory study of the Intergenerational Work/ Study Program examined whether structured intergenerational relationships may be associated with a change in the school attendance and achievement of high school students considered to be at-risk for dropping out of high school. Two separate regression analyses were performed to measure the contribution of 11 independent variables to (a) prediction of attendance levels, and (b) earned course credits. The R for the regression for credits was non-significant. For attendance levels, R for regression was significantly different from zero, F (11, 219) = 4.24, p < .0001. Whether the school of enrollment was categorized as alternative or mainstream, as well as time spent in group intergenerational activities and time spent in one-on-one intergenerational activities all contributed significantly. Altogether, 18% (13% adjusted) of the variability in attendance levels was predicted by knowing scores on these 11 variables.

Category: Programming

Keywords: Drop-out prevention, intergenerational relationships, high school, at-risk children, community well-being, intergenerational work

Reference: Brabazon, K. (1999).  Student improvement in the intergenerational work/study program.  Child & Youth Services, 20(1-2): 50-61.

Peer-reviewed journal: yes

Link to Full Texthttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1300/J024v20n01_05#preview


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