ERIC Number: ED031518
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Contrast of Attitudes, Goals, Achievements, and Educational Needs of Adolescents Attending the Same High School in Two Adjacent Appalachian Towns of Differing Economic and Cultural Characteristics.
Seidel, Harry Edward, Jr.
"This study was designed to assess the behavioral characteristics, goals, and attitudes of adolescent high school students attending the school in Western County, Pennsylvania, in the region designated as Appalachia. The two towns were chosen because of the apparent differences in socioeconomic level, social activities, and occupations of inhabitants." Significant differences were found between the two samples of adolescents in many aspects: family living, employment, education, attitudes toward the Federal Government, entertainment, peer group characteristics, attitudes toward sex, and religion. (NH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Aspiration, Community, Community Characteristics, Comparative Analysis, Disadvantaged Youth, Employment, Family Characteristics, Family Life, Government (Administrative Body), High School Students, Interviews, Peer Groups, Religion, Social Characteristics, Social Differences, Student Attitudes, Tables (Data)
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Identifiers: Appalachia; Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania (Valley City)