Academic success among students at risk for school failure.

  title={Academic success among students at risk for school failure.},
  author={Jeremy Finn and Daryl Rock},
  journal={The Journal of applied psychology},
  volume={82 2},
  • J. Finn, D. Rock
  • Published 1 April 1997
  • Education, Psychology
  • The Journal of applied psychology
A sample of 1,803 minority students from low-income homes was classified into 3 groups on the basis of grades, test scores, and persistence from grade 8 through Grade 12; the classifications were academically successfully school completers ("resilient" students), school completers with poorer academic performance (nonresilient completers), and noncompleters (dropouts). Groups were compared in terms of psychological characteristics and measures of "school engagement." Large, significant… 

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