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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 students' engagement, success in school and plans for the future, are influenced by 2 major factors: in-school influences and social influences. In-school influences are primarily structural characteristics about a a school or the community. Social influences are both deviant subcultures, such as drug, alcohol, and cigarette use, as well as behaviors, such as playing sports, going out with friends, and psychological well-being. A second-tier level of environment characteristics of each factor is also hypothesized to have certain moderating effects. The study plans to make use of SEM (Structural Equations Modeling), HLM (hierarchical linear modeling), Multivariate Correspondence Analysis, LCA (Latent Class Analysis), and Discriminant Analysis. Below is an initial SEM model for the influence of deviant subculture on engagement. Deviant subculture here is represented by use of cigarettes (Cig), alcohol (ALC), and marijuana (MJ). Engagement here is represented by enjoyment in school (ENJ), doing homework (HW), and plans to graduate high school (Grad).

We would like to thank the  United States Department of Health and Human Services and  the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive (SAMHDA) of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) for collecting and providing this data. 

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Anonymous
08-Oct-2012, 8:13
Deborah - These look terrific, of curose, Daniel! I had some friends that got married at that gazebo back in '97? '98? theirs were the first wedding that I saw whose pictures were non-traditional' similar to the techniques and such you use today and I fell in love with the idea back then! Glad you got to eat and enjoy some great photography!

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Anonymous
07-Oct-2012, 21:48
Deborah - These look terrific, of cosure, Daniel! I had some friends that got married at that gazebo back in '97? '98? theirs were the first wedding that I saw whose pictures were non-traditional' similar to the techniques and such you use today and I fell in love with the idea back then! Glad you got to eat and enjoy some great photography!

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Anonymous
14-Aug-2011, 17:01
Shoot, who would have thugoht that it was that easy?

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Anonymous
08-Aug-2011, 13:31
Woot, I will craetnily put this to good use!

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15-Sep-2010, 13:25
This initial latent variable for engagement included a reverse score for enjoyment, which seems to have distorted the result. The deviant SC definitely does not work. There were also problems with the ordinal scale, which is here being analyzed by linear equations. A more updated version has been created.

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12-Aug-2010, 9:38
Not sure what that is; the Deviant Subculture seems to work

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