ERIC Number: ED037297
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Attitudes and Plans of High School Students in Sedgwick County, Colorado.
Robin, Ellen P.; Sardo, Joseph
Sedgwick County leaders, concerned about outward movement of young people from rural areas, requested that a study be made of the population change and migration from the county. Dated in September of 1964, this report deals with the educational plans, community satisfaction, and migration intentions of the county's young people. The sample studied consisted of 93 high school juniors and seniors (16, 17, and 18 years of age), or about 44% of all persons in those age groups in the county. Data collected by a questionnaire suggested that most students expected to leave the county. The largest group who expected to remain were from farm families and planned to farm; however, they were faced with the problem of decreasing number of farms and increasing cost of land and necessary farm equipment. The majority of students who desired further education and occupational mobility were planning to leave the county. The crucial point in the students' responses seemed to be the lack of occupational opportunity they perceived in Sedgwick County. Due to a positive evaluation toward the county in general by these students, it would seem that emigration of the students might well be reduced if their perception of job opportunities, or the opportunities themselves, could be changed. (AN)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Economic Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins. Agricultural Experiment Station.
Identifiers: Colorado; Colorado (Sedgwick County)