National Addiction & HIV Data Archive Program

LFTSCHRS: REASON FOR LEAVING SCHOOL

D-17. Please look at this card and tell me which one of these reasons best describes why you left school. (HAND R SHOWCARD 6.) Just give me the number.

ValueLabelUnweighted
Frequency
%
1 I was getting bad grades 1460.6%
2 School was boring 3871.6%
3 I got expelled for selling drugs 60.0%
4 I got expelled for using drugs 100.0%
5 I got expelled for some other reason 1240.5%
6 I got pregnant 3581.5%
7 I had to get a job because I needed the 7713.1%
8 I wasnt learning anything 980.4%
9 I went to jail/prison 210.1%
10 I quit school for some other reason 290.1%
11 I was getting bad grades 10.0%
12 School was boring 20.0%
15 I got expelled for some other reason 20.0%
16 I got pregnant 30.0%
17 I had to get a job because I needed the 370.2%
18 I wasnt learning anything 90.0%
20 I was ill/sick/injured/needed medical ca 240.1%
21 Family member became ill/sick/died 230.1%
22 Responsibilities at home/family/personal 770.3%
23 Parents/guardian would not allow me to a 140.1%
24 Ran away from/put out of/placed out of h 100.0%
25 Too stressful/couldnt adjust 50.0%
26 Learning disabled 20.0%
27 Couldnt get along with students/teacher 220.1%
28 Race-related problems 40.0%
29 Was sexually abuse/assaulted 10.0%
30 Running with the wrong crowd/getting in 90.0%
31 Afraid of gangs/fear of violence/crime 100.0%
32 Abusing drugs/alcohol 50.0%
33 Skipping school/excessive absenteeism 110.0%
34 Too expensive/couldnt afford 550.2%
35 Didnt like it/didnt want to go/not int 520.2%
36 No transportation/school too far away 150.1%
37 Wasnt able to play sports so quit 30.0%
38 Grade or credit discrepancies/lacked cre 150.1%
39 Advised to quit by guidance counselor/ad 30.0%
40 All the schooling that was available 450.2%
41 Wasnt required/didnt have to go/not ne 80.0%
42 Against my religion 10.0%
43 To sell drugs 10.0%
44 War/political problems in my country 30.0%
45 I was stupid/foolish 30.0%
46 Needed a break 20.0%
47 Got married/moved in with boyfriend 950.4%
48 Joined military 50.0%
49 Too old 60.0%
50 Wanted to work/do apprenticeship instead 220.1%
51 Moved away/didnt re-enroll 1170.5%
52 Just quit; reason unspecified 130.1%
53 I got suspended for fighting 10.0%
Missing Data
85 BAD DATA Logically assigned 40.0%
89 LEGITIMATE SKIP Logically assigned 2621.1%
92 ILLEGIBLE 10.0%
94 DONT KNOW 30.0%
97 REFUSED 50.0%
98 BLANK (NO ANSWER) 1020.4%
99 LEGITIMATE SKIP 21,37287.2%
Total 24,505 100%

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Based upon 2,756 valid cases out of 24,505 total cases.

Summary Statistics

  • mean: 15.26
  • median: 7.00
  • mode: 7.00
  • minimum: 1
  • maximum: 78
  • standard deviation: 17.66

Location: 1874-1875 (width: 2; decimal: 0)

Variable Type: numeric

(Range of) Missing Values: 85 , 89 , 92 , 94 , 97 , 98 , 99

Notes

Source: This variable was taken from: National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 1997.

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Disclaimer: The frequencies for this variable may not be weighted. They are purely descriptive and may not be representative of the study population. Please use with caution and consult the study documentation.