This study is to examine main factors that affect school dropout among runaway youth and to discuss policy implications to prevent their school dropout. Among this study participants from runaway shelters 53.6% were reported as dropouts. Multiple logistic regressions were performed to find out the determinants of school dropout.
The results showed that runaways who were male and stayed longer on the streets were more likely to drop out of school. On the contrary, runaways who had close relationships with teachers were much less likely to drop out. The results suggest policy implications to reduce the dropout rates of runaway youth. First, interventions of school welfare are needed to get runaway youth out of streets as early as possible. Second, teachers should be trained to give special attention to the students who have run away or are at risk of running away. In order to secure the right to education for runaway youth, schools as well as shelters should make efforts to reach out for them and should support their school re-entry and adjustment.
가출청소년의 학업중단 영향 요인과 대책(Runaway youth's school dropout-determinants and policy implications)
|Journal Title; Vol./Issue||한국청소년연구(Studies on Korean Youth):vol. 17(no. 2)|
|Subject Country||South Korea(Asia and Pacific)|
|Subject||Social Development < Education|
|Holding||NYPI; KDI School|