Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Independent life services that affect the educational attainment of former foster youth
by Truong, Dorian, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 59; 1528058
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to examine various services offered to former and current foster youth and the effect on their educational attainment. Secondary Data from the National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) was used to look at these services. Chi-Square analysis was used to examine significant relationship between educational attainment and the variables collected. This study examined the following services: academic support; post-secondary education support; educational financial assistance; room and board financial assistance; other financial assistance; career preparation; employment programs or vocational training; independent living needs assessment; budget and financial management; housing and education and home management; supervised independent living; and mentoring. The study found all variables to be statistically significant when compared to educational attainment.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Santhiveeran, Janaki
Commitee: Brocato, Jo, Washington, Thomas Alex
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 53/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational sociology, Social work
Keywords: Educational attainment, Foster youth, Independent living
Publication Number: 1528058
ISBN: 978-1-303-98582-9
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