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Dating, Parties, and Hanging Out have a positive influence on educational achievement. Parents, Peers, Drugs, and School Part 2

The following study makes use of "Monitoring the Future: A Continuing Study of the Lifestyles and Values of Youth", a survey distributed annually since 1975 to tens of thousands of 8th, 10th, and 12th grade students. Our study looks at a cross-sectional analysis of 31,771 8th and 10th grade students who were given the survey in 2008. It is highly...
Parents, Peers, Drugs, and School Part 1

  Monitoring the Future with Structural Equations Modeling (SEM)   The goal of this blog is to explain a theoretical and exploratory decision on a hypothetical model to explain how engagement in school and social capital influence achievement and happiness for high school youth. The following models fit best theoretically and empirically.  Latent...
MTF- SEM of Substance Use and Extracurricular Activities on Education and Enjoyment

  Below are a series of several SEM models. These models show the effects of social influences (substance use and extracurricular activities) on school and life. They show how a student's leisure activities influence his schoolwork and success. Future models will take into account group differences and additional subsets of the...
MTF- Creating Latent Variable Categories

  List of All Relevant Variables In MTF 2008, 8th and 10th Grade Students The following is a list of initial potential latent categories. All of the variables have been concatenated with all 4 forms of the survey. I believe it would be beneficial to perform imputations prior to conducting SEM??? An additional idea of mine is to separate education into...
Structural Equations Modeling of Mainstream and Deviant Subcultures

Monitoring the Future with Structural Equations Modeling (SEM) The following study makes use of "Monitoring the Future: A Continuing Study of the Lifestyles and Values of Youth". This analysis uses SEM, by means of the SPSS Program AMOS, which allowing us to measure the role overarching factors play on school disengagement. In the first graph I...
Monitoring the Future

  The following study makes use of "Monitoring the Future: A Continuing Study of the Lifestyles and Values of Youth", a survey distributed annually since 1975 to tens of thousands of  8th, 10th, and 12th grade students. Our initial study looks at a cross-sectional analysis of 8th grade students in 2008. The hypothetical model supposes that...