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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...
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...