ERIC Number: ED037164
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Longitudinal Study of the Barriers Affecting the Pursuit of Higher Education by New York State High School Seniors. Phase I.
New York State Education Dept., Albany.
A questionnaire was administered to 5,175 seniors in 101 randomly selected high schools to measure the effects of familial economic factors, proximity to higher education institutions, scholastic standing, peer values and influences, familial values and influences, impact of the secondary school guidance program, social class and sex on plans to enter higher education institutions. About two-thirds of the students reported plans to continue their education; significantly more boys and girls planned to do so; the majority of students planned to attend public institutions, and most planned to study in New York State; there was strong correlation between social class and college interest, and a close relationship between class rank and test scores. Parents exerted the greatest influence upon the student's future plans, but more so on boys; girls tended to be more influenced by their peers. College-bound students received more individual counseling than those not planning to attend college; parents seemed somewhat more reluctant to assume financial obligations for their daughter's education than for their sons; and proximity to college did boost college-going rates. Follow-up studies will be published in the Spring of 1970. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Identifiers: New York