ERIC Number: ED040771
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Rural Youth Plan Ahead: A Study of the Occupational, Educational, Residential and Marital Expectations of Rural Youth in Louisiana.
Hernandez, Pedro F.; Picou, J. Steven
The study was an attempt to discern what rural youth in Louisiana expect to achieve in the future. Objectives of the study were to determine, with reference to race and sex differences, (1) future occupational plans, (2) educational plans, (3) type of community rural youth expected to settle in, and (4) desired age for marriage and number of children expected. The techniques used for gathering data on the 544 seniors (330 white and 214 black) in 20 high schools were questionnaires and group interviews. It was found that the majority of the male seniors, both black and white, planned to enter professional, semi-skilled, or skilled occupations, while 4 out of 10 of the females, both black and white, planned for a professional occupation. Seven out of 10 of all males planned to continue their education, while more black females than white planned on additional education after high school. All male respondents' plans for residence were similar, while more black females than white females planned on urban living. Black males wanted to marry younger, but all male respondents wanted from 2 to 4 children. The white female expected to marry younger than the black female and desired 5 or more children as opposed to only 2 children expected by the black female. (LS)
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Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge. Agricultural Experiment Station.; Louisiana State Univ. and A and M Coll. System, Baton Rouge.