Published On: Mon, May 23rd, 2016

School dropouts need proper guidance


School dropouts

A research study has revealed that ‘specific life experiences can deteriorate the negative effects of dropping out of school but appropriate assistance and treatment can perk up the odds for these people.

The majority of dropouts confront manifold adversities as adults and are 24 times much probable than high-school graduates to experience four or many negative results by age 27.

The danger for negative life results, for example, getting detained, require for government help, being fired or having poor health can turn down if they get treatment with behavioral, emotional or drug problems by age 24.

Jennifer E Lansford, who is the lead researcher from Duke University in the US, stated that “It suggests that treatment can serve as a turning point”,

Lansford further stated that “It could make it more likely for you to hold a job or not be in jail and there is evidence that these treatments can work”,

The research study, which was presented in the Journal of Adolescent Health, evaluated 585 children from age five to 27.

It seemed at factors that analyzed children’s peril of dropping out, how high school dropouts fared afterward in life and what factors prohibited negative results.

The consequences disclosed that by age 24, 14 percent of contributors had dropped out and these dropouts were three times much probable to have been detained by age 18 and four times much probable to require government help by age 27.

They were two times as probable to be fired from a job, two or many times probable to have employed drugs in the past six months and also accounted poor health by age 27.

Dropouts faced many troubles afterward in life if they were discarded by classmates in elementary school or became parents at a juvenile age.

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The researcher further recommended that ‘Improving peer relationships in elementary schools and reducing teenage pregnancies are thus worthy investments and may even help reduce the drop-out rate’,

About the Author

Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.

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