ERIC Number: ED042536
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Rural Youth and Anticipatory Goal Deflection.
Curry, Evans W.; And Others
Race, sex, community size, occupation of major wage earner, father's education, mother's education, and certainty of expectations were the variables used in this study to determine the "anticipatory occupational goal deflection" (AOGD) of urban and rural youth (blacks and whites) in Louisiana. Least squares analysis of variance and other statistical techniques were applied to data obtained by questionnaire from 296 selected subjects to determine the relative effect of the variables on occupational aspirations, occupational expectations, and AOGD. Findings suggested that confounding influences exist among many independent variables and that youth adjust and modify their occupational goals in terms of goal-impedance factors which confront them each day. It was also suggested that black youth experienced less AOGD and held higher job plans for the future than their white counterparts. The document contains 22 tables and a bibliography. (AL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge. Agricultural Experiment Station.; Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge. Dept. of Sociology.
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Rural Sociological Society (Washington, D.C., August 1970)