ERIC Number: ED027111
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jan
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Occupational Status Orientations and Perception of Opportunity: A Racial Comparison of Rural Youth From Depressed Areas.
Ameen, Bilquis A.
Negro and white rural youth from economically depressed areas of East Central Texas were compared with regard to their job aspirations and expected job attainment. The results indicated that both Negro and white youth had generally high occupational goals and expectations. The Negro youth exhibited a greater variance in occupational choice, aspiring to higher, more glamorous positions and lower prestige, blue collar jobs. When the disparity between aspirations and expected attainment of Negro and white youth was compared, no significant difference was apparent in the gross anticipatory deflection. The Negro youth, however, did show a higher positive anticipatory deflection than the white youth. The analysis supported the conclusion that even the most depressed youth maintained high occupational and success aspirations. (DK)
Descriptors: Black Youth, Blue Collar Occupations, Career Choice, Comparative Analysis, Occupational Aspiration, Occupational Mobility, Racial Differences, Role Perception, Rural Youth, Self Concept, White Collar Occupations, White Students
Inter-library loan from Texas A & M University Library, College Station, Texas 77843.
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Note: Master's Thesis submitted to Texas A & M Univ., Graduate College, January, 1968.