Date of Award:

1967

Document Type:

Thesis

Degree Name:

Master of Science (MS)

Department:

Family, Consumer, and Human Development

Department name when degree awarded

Family Living and Child Development

Advisor/Chair:

Dr . C. Jay Skidmore

Abstract

This study was a comparison of the teenage married girls in school and the married girls who dropped out of school in the Stockton Unified School District, in Stockton, California during the 1966-67 school year. The girls who stay in school seem to have a more conducive home environment than the girls who drop out of school. The in school girls had the following advantages: They had more fathers who approved of their marriage; they had a significantly larger number of mothers who approved of their spouses after marriage; they were not running away from parental authority; their parents had handled their sex education better in most cases ; they could count on financial help from both their parents and their spouse's parents. The girls who stayed in school had important social and economical factors which were in their favor in their home and personal relationships with their husband. The girls who stayed in school had more social, psychological strength, economic resources, and more intellectual ability in their favor which enabled them to continue their school work.

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