ERIC Number: ED028286
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Educational and Occupational Adjustment of Wisconsin Male Youth. Bulletin 586.
Bjoraker, Walter T.; Sledge, George W.
The original purpose of this longitudinal study was to determine opportunities existing in farming and current methods of getting established in farming. However, the purpose was subsequently broadened to a study of the nature of student decision-making. Factors which were considered to be associated with decision-making include family background, individual ability and school performance. Over a 7-year period, data were collected primarily by questionnaires from two groups of participating students. The initial group of 764 graduating seniors first completed questionnaires in the spring of 1956. In the fall of 1957, a second group of 1,107 male matriculating freshmen in the same 31 high schools located in five geographically distributed Wisconsin counties, participated in the project. The resulting data presented in a series of tables help the understanding of why students make certain decisions. (CH)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Academic Achievement, Agricultural Occupations, Career Choice, Career Guidance, Decision Making, Educational Counseling, Family Characteristics, High School Students, Longitudinal Studies, Males, Rural Urban Differences, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Vocational Adjustment
Department of Agriculture and Extension Education, University of Wisconsin, 208 Agriculture Hall, Madison, Wisconsin 53706 (without charge)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Coll. of Agricultural and Life Sciences.