ERIC Number: ED027995
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Jun
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The Influence of Selected Family Factors on the Educational and Occupational Aspiration Levels of High School-Aged Youth.
Siemens, Leonard B.
The first in a series of 4 studies based on data collected from 1,844 high school students in Canada, this study examined eleventh and twelfth grade students from 2 rural Manitoba sample areas and from 2 large suburban high schools in metropolitan Winnipeg. This study focused on the educational and occupational aspiration levels and 10 selected family factors of the students. Statistical analysis of data, collected by means of questionnaires, indicated that both educational and occupational aspiration levels related significantly to the following family factors: size of community orientation; socioeconomic status; father's occupational status; father's educational achievement; and strength of father's and mother's encouragement for post-high school education. Mother's educational achievement related to both aspiration categories of the boys, but failed to relate significantly to occupational aspirations of girls. Religious background associated significantly with both aspiration levels for boys. Ethnic background and normal versus broken home situations failed to relate significantly. (SW)
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Sponsor: Canadian Agricultural and Rural Development Act Branch, Edmonton (Alberta).; National Grain Co., Ltd., Winnipeg (Manitoba).
Authoring Institution: Manitoba Univ., Winnipeg.
Identifiers: Canada; Manitoba; Manitoba (Winnipeg)