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ERIC Number: ED020354
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Mar
Pages: 41
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Reference Count: 0
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EXPECTATIONS AND REALITIES--A STUDY OF MIGRATION BEHAVIOR OF YOUTH. BULLETIN NO. 69.
HARP, JOHN; AND OTHERS
SCHOOL RECORDS AND QUESTIONNAIRE RESPONSES OBTAINED FROM 590 HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR BOYS AND GIRLS IN 18 PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS IN A RURAL, NORTHERN NEW YORK COUNTY IN 1962 AND FROM 75 PERCENT OF THIS GROUP AGAIN IN 1965 PROVIDED MIGRATION BEHAVIOR INFORMATION. MORE THAN 80 PERCENT OF THE 1965 RESPONDENTS HAD CHANGED PLACE OF RESIDENCE DURING THE INTERVENING 3 YEARS, ALTHOUGH 47 PERCENT HAD REMAINED WITHIN THE COUNTY. IT WAS APPARENT THAT SELECTIVE MIGRATION DID TAKE PLACE AND THAT THE EXTENT OF MIGRATION WAS INFLUENCED BY CERTAIN DIFFERENTIAL OPPORTUNITIES AFFORDED THE INDIVIDUAL. THE MIGRATION OF MALES WAS MORE CLEARLY CONNECTED TO VARIOUS DIFFERENTIAL FACTORS THAN THAT OF FEMALES. FACTORS SIGNIFICANTLY RELATED TO A RESPONDENT'S MIGRATION WERE FAMILY SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS, FATHER'S EDUCATION, AND WHEN COMPARED WITH OTHER RESPONDENTS, A HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM INCLUDING FEWER VOCATIONAL MAJORS, A HIGHER APTITUDE, AND A LESSER IDENTIFICATION WITH THE COMMUNITY. THE EDUCATION OF THE MOTHER, RESIDENTIAL BACKGROUND, AND SCHOOL SIZE WERE NOT SIGNIFICANTLY RELATED TO MIGRATION. OF THOSE RESPONDENTS CARRYING OUT THEIR VOCATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL PLANS, 73 PERCENT MAINTAINED CONSISTENCY IN THEIR PLANS TO MIGRATE, WHILE ONLY 60 PERCENT OF THOSE WHO DID NOT CARRY OUT THEIR PLANS MAINTAINED THIS CONSISTENCY. THIS FINDING HAS PARTICULAR SIGNIFICANCE IN THAT IT POINTS TO THE INTERRELATEDNESS OF MIGRATION AND OCCUPATIONAL CHOICE FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH. (JM)
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Authoring Institution: New York Agricultural Experiment Station, Ithaca.
Identifiers: NEW YORK