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ERIC Number: ED041067
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Apr
Pages: 12
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Educational Attitudes and Behavior Problems in Neighborhood Youth Corps (NYC) Enrollees.
Eisenthal, Sherman; Strauss, Andra
The Neighborhood Youth Corps (NYC) strives to assist and guide high school students from deprived socioeconomic backgrounds to better realize their educational and vocational potential. A major object of this study was to learn more about factors relevant to the educational adjustment of NYC enrollees. All the enrollees who attended counseling sessions during a three week period were studied. There were 41 boys and 67 girls, with an average age of 16.5. All subjects (Ss) were enrolled in school between the seventh and twelfth grades except for three Ss who were enrolled in special classes. The modal grade was 10.5. The enrollees were administered a 19-item seven-point rating scale during one of their regular group counseling sessions. The scale indicates educational aspirations, educational barriers, and attitude to school. The NYC counselors rated the behavior of Ss on a 10-item scale measuring behavior problems and attitudes that could be labeled aggressive and antisocial. Nearly all the enrollees were found to aspire to complete high school, although less than half aspire to go to college. Males had more behavioral problems than females. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (JM)
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Identifiers: Neighborhood Youth Corps
Note: Paper presented at the Eastern Psychological Association Meeting, Atlantic City, N.J., April, 1970