ERIC Number: ED037776
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-3
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Comparisons of High School Students and Dropouts on Selected Familial Personality, and Vocational Variables.
The study investigated 17 dependent variables in the familial, personality and vocational areas, with male high school students (n=77) and male school dropouts (n=72), matched on age, as two levels of the independent variables. The study reveals that in comparison to their counterparts in high school, dropouts as a group, had parents of lower educational levels, had fathers whose occupations could be characterized by lower level of difficulty, responsibility and prestige, received less encouragement from parents regarding education, perceived relationships with fathers to be less fruitful, perceived fathers' attitudes toward them to be lower in acceptance and higher in avoidance, showed lower level of achievement motivation, had lower accuracy in perceiving the occupational prestige heirarchy, showed lower occupational aspiration, and chose occupations of the types which are of a lower leve of difficulty, responsibility, and prestige. The significant differences were found between the two groups on father concentration, parental interest, fear of failure, and self-esteem. (author/MC)
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Authoring Institution: American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at American Educational Research Association Convention, Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 2-6, 1970