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ERIC Number: ED011970
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Sep
Pages: 75
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THE COLLEGE ATTENDANCE OF YOUTH.
HARP, JOHN; MORTON, MILDRED
THE EFFECTS OF A NUMBER OF INDEPENDENT VARIABLES ON COLLEGE ATTENDANCE RATE WERE STUDIED, USING A SAMPLE (590) OF MALE AND FEMALE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES FROM A RELATIVELY UNDERDEVELOPED REGION. THE VARIABLES INVESTIGATED WERE SOCIAL CLASS, SIZE OF HIGH SCHOOL, EDUCATION OF FATHER, EDUCATION OF MOTHER, NUMBER OF SIBLINGS, SEX, MARITAL STATUS, RESIDENTIAL BACKGROUND, MENTAL APTITUDE, EDUCATIONAL ASPIRATION, VOCATIONAL ASPIRATION, AND HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM. A SOCIAL-ENVIRONMENT VARIABLE DEALT WITH THE PROPORTION OF PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS IN THE TOWNSHIPS WHERE THE SUBJECTS GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL. EVALUATIVE DATA WERE GATHERED ON THE SAMPLE WHILE IN HIGH SCHOOL AND 3 YEARS AFTER GRADUATION TO DETERMINE MIGRATION PATTERNS AND OCCUPATIONAL STATUS. AN INITIAL FINDING, REVEALING THAT A HIGHER PROPORTION OF GIRLS THAN BOYS ASPIRED TO A COLLEGE EDUCATION, LED TO THE USE OF SEX AS A CONTROL VARIABLE. ALL INDEPENDENT VARIABLES WERE FOUND TO BE RELATED TO COLLEGE ATTENDANCE. RELATIVE IMPORTANCE OF EACH OF THE VARIABLES, HOWEVER, WAS DIFFERENT BETWEEN BOYS AND GIRLS. AN ANALYSIS, CONTROLLING FOR SEX AND EDUCATIONAL ASPIRATIONS, INDICATED A SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE IN COLLEGE ATTENDANCE RATES FOR TWO TOWNSHIP ENVIRONMENTS CHARACTERIZED AS HIGH AND LOW IN PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS. THE RESULTS SUGGESTED THAT PROGRAMS CONCERNED WITH ENCOURAGING STUDENTS TO ATTEND COLLEGE SHOULD TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE DIFFERENT PATTERNS OF INFLUENCE FOR BOYS AND GIRLS. (JH)
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Authoring Institution: Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY.
Identifiers: New York (Ithaca)