Family and Community Influences on Educational Outcomes Among Appalachian Youth.

@article{Brown2009FamilyAC,
  title={Family and Community Influences on Educational Outcomes Among Appalachian Youth.},
  author={Ryan Brown and William E. Copeland and Elizabeth Jane Costello and Alaattin Erkanli and Carol M Worthman},
  journal={Journal of community psychology},
  year={2009},
  volume={37 7},
  pages={
          795-808
        }
}
Recent research has shown how quantifiable aspects of community context affect a wide range of behaviors and outcomes. Due partially to the historical development of this field, currently published work focuses on urban rather than rural areas. We draw upon data from a longitudinal study of families and health in Appalachia—the Great Smoky Mountains Study (GSMS), and an ethnographically based interview tool—the Life Trajectory Interview for Youth (LTI-Y), to examine the impact of community and… CONTINUE READING

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