ERIC Number: ED022568
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Oct
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Problems, Attitudes and Aspirations of Rural Youth.
Roper Organization, Inc., New York, NY.
In order to discover the attitudes, wants, and needs of rural youth as perceived by young people from ages 16-23, a survey was designed by Elmo Roper and Associates. The rural population was defined as people who live in towns of less than 2500 or open country which falls outside the "unknown fringe" defined by the Bureau of the Census. In addition to the rural youth sample, interviews were also conducted with a sample group of urban youth so that the attitudes, needs, and wants of the two groups could be compared. The study dealt with a substantial body of 16, 17, and 18 year olds who were still in high school, as well as an almost equal number of people who had graduated from high school and were actually experiencing many of the life problems which the younger group was only wondering about and preparing for. Total interviews numbered 2514 and were conducted between July 22 and August 3, 1963. The replies of each group to each question are shown, but no further comparison is included nor are any conclusions made. A related document is RC 000 156. (CL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rockefeller Bros. Fund, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Roper Organization, Inc., New York, NY.