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ERIC Number: ED010111
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 201
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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SOCIAL EFFECTS OF EDUCATION ON CHILDREN OF SUBURBAN BLUE COLLAR WORKERS.
STOUT, ROBERT T.
AN EXPLORATION OF THE EFFECTS OF LIFE CIRCUMSTANCES (SOCIAL CLASSES), DEFINED WITH REFERENCE TO FOUR ENVIRONMENTS, ON A PERSON'S SUPPORT FOR COLLEGE EDUCATION WAS THE PURPOSE OF THE STUDY. THE FOUR ENVIRONMENTS USED WERE--(1) MAN'S SOCIAL BACKGROUND, (2) MAN'S FRIENDSHIP PATTERNS, (3) THE WORK ENVIRONMENT, AND (4) VOLUNTARY ACTIVITIES IN NONWORK ORGANIZATIONS. CAUCASIAN "BLUE-COLLAR" FATHERS HAVING CHILDREN IN HIGH SCHOOL WERE SELECTED FOR STUDY. EACH OF THESE FATHERS HAD AT LEAST ONE WHO--(1) HAD ATTENDED ONLY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, (2) WAS IN THE UPPER HALF OF HIS CLASS ACADEMICALLY, AND (3) WAS ENROLLED IN THE 10TH, 11TH, OR 12TH GRADE. INTRODUCTORY LETTERS AND FOLLOWUP AND PERSONAL INTERVIEWS WERE USED FOR THE DATA-GATHERING EXERCISE. THE FINAL SUBJECT GROUP CONTAINED OVER 330 RESPONDENTS, OR ABOUT 80 PERCENT OF THE ORIGINAL SAMPLE. IMPLICATIONS OF THE STUDY WERE THAT--(1) INFLUENCE EXERTED BY A "HIGH-STATUS" FRIEND OR NEIGHBOR APPEARS TO BE CONDITIONED BY A DESIRE TO ACCEPT THE POTENTIAL INFLUENCE, (2) A WORKING CLASS CHILD WHO ATTENDS A MIDDLE-CLASS HIGH SCHOOL IS MORE LIKELY TO ENTER COLLEGE THAN ONE ATTENDING A WORKING CLASS HIGH SCHOOL, (3) STYLE OF LIFE DID NOT APPEAR RELEVANT AS A DISTINGUISHER AMONG "BLUE-COLLAR" AND "WHITE-COLLAR" WORKERS, EXCEPT AS THE CONCEPT BECOMES REDEFINED FROM AN EXCLUSIVE USE OF OUTWARD SYMBOLS TO AN INCLUSION OF PATTERNS OF INTERPERSONAL ASSOCIATIONS. (HB)
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Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL.
Identifiers: Illinois (Chicago)