ERIC Number: ED025640
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Relationship of Selected Socio-Demographic Characteristics and Parental Occupational Aspirations for Their Children.
Hartman, John J.; And Others
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between parents' occupational aspirations for their children and selected socio-demographic characteristics of the parents. In addition, the data from this study made it possible to examine those relationships for congruency of the parents' own 1948 aspirations and 1967 attainments, that is, congruency of parents' own occupational aspirations for their eldest child. Data were collected from 157 high school seniors in 1948. Those respondents were interviewed again in 1956 and a third interview was conducted in 1967. This report is limited to the 94 respondents who in 1967 had become parents and had expressed occupational aspirations for their eldest child. Findings indicated that the parents' achievements of their own aspirations relative to residence, migration, performance, and educational attainment between 1948 and 1967 were not related to their occupational aspirations for their children. (CH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames. Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology.
Identifiers: Massachusetts; Massachusetts (Boston); Rural Sociological Society Meeting