I want to quit education: a longitudinal study of stress and optimism as predictors of school dropout intention.

@article{Eicher2014IWT,
  title={I want to quit education: a longitudinal study of stress and optimism as predictors of school dropout intention.},
  author={V{\'e}ronique Eicher and Christian Staerkl{\'e} and Alain Clemence},
  journal={Journal of adolescence},
  year={2014},
  volume={37 7},
  pages={
          1021-30
        }
}
Prior research on school dropout has often focused on stable person- and institution-level variables. In this research, we investigate longitudinally perceived stress and optimism as predictors of dropout intentions over a period of four years, and distinguish between stable and temporary predictors of dropout intentions. Findings based on a nationally representative sample of 16-20 year-olds in Switzerland (N = 4312) show that both average levels of stress and optimism as well as annually… CONTINUE READING
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