ERIC Number: ED035895
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-May
Reference Count: 0
Career Decision-Making Processes of Iowa Young Adults. Final Report. Sociological Studies in Education. Sociology Report 77.
Yoesting, Dean R.; And Others
This study had four objectives: (1) to determine the relationship between migration, occupational and educational aspirations; (2) to determine differences in career patterns between males and females, farm and nonfarm residents; (3) to determine the relationships between social and personal characteristics and occupational and educational attainments; and (4) to determine the relationships between migration and social and personal characteristics. Data was obtained in 1948, for 157 graduating seniors from nine rural high schools; from a follow-up study of 152 of the same respondents in 1956, and a second follow-up done of 143 of the same population in 1967. Data was gathered by personal interview and questionnaire. Results indicated the following: (1) more females than males migrated from home communities, (2) males had a higher degree of congruency between occupational aspirations and attainments than females, and (3) occupational attainments were related to socioeconomic background, parents' education, migration, and educational aspirations and attainments. (EK)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames. Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology.