Title

Selected Factors Influencing School Choice Among the Seventh-day Adventist Population in Southwest Michigan

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2002

Abstract

One of the most significant problems currently facing Adventist schools in North America is declining enrollment in Grades K-12. It was the purpose of this study to determine if a relationship exists between school choice and parental perception of selected factors in Southwest Michigan. The author uses multiple regression analysis to explore which of the select factors influenced parents to make choices on where to enroll their children in school between church schools and public schools. The study found that there was a significant relationship between parental school choice and parents’ perception of spiritual value-based education, the cost of education, academic program, who influenced school choice, safety in school, and awareness. There was no signifi-cant relationship between parental school choice and parents’ perception of social factors and school proximity. © 2002, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.

Journal Title

Journal of Research on Christian Education

Volume

11

Issue

2

First Page

185

Last Page

218

DOI

10.1080/10656210209484939

First Department

Leadership

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