CSAL Phase 1 US Demographic Survey

CSAL Item Number: 37

CSAL Question: What was the main reason you left school? If there is more than one reason, please say.

CSAL Response Options1=Did not do well in school, 2=Could not get along with teachers, 3=I didn’t get along with other students, 4=I was bored, 5=I did not like school, 6=Felt I did not belong in school, 7=Failing School, 8=Expelled, 9=I/my partner was pregnant, 10=I had to help support my family, 11=Got a job, 12=Illness or disability, 13=My friends were dropping out, 14=Personal/relationship problems, 15=Graduated, 16=Other, 777=Don’t Know, 888=No Response

Source: The Longitudinal Study of Adult Learning Wave 1 Questionnaire (1998). Developed under the National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy at Portland State University. Retrieved May 20, 2016 from http://www.lsal.pdx.edu/docs/pdf/wave1.pdf.

Source ID: RESN101 to RESN118

CSAL question form: Modified from source

CSAL response options form: Modified from source

Source question: What was the main reason you left school?

Source response options: 10 Any school reason, 11 Could not keep up with school work, 12 Could not get along with teachers, 13 I didn’t get along with other students, 14 I was bored, 15 I did not like school, 16 Felt I did not belong at school, 17 Failing school, 18 Expelled, 20 any family reason, 21 I/my partner was pregnant
22 I had to help support my family, 30 any job reason, 31 Got a job, 40 Any other reason, 41 Illness or disability, 42 My friends were dropping out, 43 Personal/relationship problems, 44 Other, 98 DK, 99 Refused

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