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Youth Indicators 1996 / Indicator 40


Indicator 40. After School Activities


Percent of seniors who say they engage in various activities: 1980 and 1992

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                       |             |Five or more |                 1992
                       |   Driving   |  hours of   |-----------------------------------------
                       |  around at  | television  |   At least once per week      |Read more
  Student and school   |  least once |on a school  |-------------------------------|than one hour
    characteristics    |   per week  |   night     |   Use a   |Do things|Do things|per week not
                       |-------------|-------------| personal  |  with   |  with   |related to
                       | 1980 | 1992 | 1980 | 1992 |computer\1\| friends | parent  |school work
-----------------------|------|------|------|------|-----------|---------|---------|---------
All seniors............. 59.1   73.3   16.1    8.4        23.7      88.1      66.7      55.4
  Male ................. 63.6   74.3   14.7    8.5        28.1      88.2      61.2      53.1
  Female ............... 55.2   72.3   17.0    8.4        19.3      88.0      72.1      57.7

Race/ethnicity
  White ................ 60.7   75.7   13.7    6.4        23.9      90.7      68.2      56.3
  Black ................ 48.9   67.8   29.0   21.3        23.6      79.8      62.0      51.0
  Hispanic ............. 58.6   66.2   21.5    9.3        20.9      82.4      63.8      53.5
  Asian ................ 49.1   66.7   15.0    6.4        27.0      85.9      63.4      54.4
  American Indian....... 59.9   53.3   19.7   15.8        23.8      77.2      61.2      59.3

Socioeconomic status\2\
  Low .................. 53.8   69.6   22.7   12.0        18.9      80.8      59.6      51.6
  Middle  .............. 61.9   75.3   15.8    9.4        23.3      88.1      66.3      55.0
  High  ................ 59.3   72.4    9.6    4.1        27.7      93.2      71.7      58.6

Control of school
  Public................ 59.1   73.4   16.6    8.7        23.4      87.5      66.0      55.0
  Catholic.............. 62.9   77.8   12.7    7.9        25.2      94.5      73.6      56.0
  Other private......... 51.5   63.0   10.5    4.1        28.0      91.9      72.8      62.9
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/1/ Other than for school work or games.

/2/ Socioeconomic status was measured by a composite score on parental education and occupations, and family income. The "low" SES group is the lowest quartile; the "middle" SES group is the middle two quartiles; and the "high" SES group is the upper quartile.

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, High School and Beyond, 1980 Senior Cohort; and National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988, "Second Followup".

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