Park, Ji Eun (2018). Friendship network cohesion and high school graduation outcomes. 2018 Add Health Users Conference.
Many studies find positive association between social capital and academic achievement, but few examine individuals’ network positions. Using network module in the Add Health Wave I In-School Survey and transcripts data from the Adolescent Health and Academic Achievement (AHAA) study, this research takes a whole-network approach in examining the relationship between network cohesion during 9th grade and high school graduation outcomes. Propensity Score Matching is used to adjust for selection bias and assumptions underlying the causal inference are discussed. This study finds that peer network cohesion during 9th grade appears to be associated with increased likelihood of on-time high school graduation and this positive effect is moderated by different levels of cultural capital. Attachments to school as a possible mediator is also considered.
2018 Add Health Users Conference
Park, Ji Eun
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