ERIC Number: ED042565
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Feb-4
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A Comparative Study of Urban and Rural High School Students in Kentucky.
Wittman, James S., Jr.
The hypothesis of this study is that there are no differences between urban and rural high school students. All the students in attendance in a rural (n=752) and an urban (n=1413) high school in Kentucky were given a questionnaire by homeroom teachers who had been instructed in its use. Comparisons of the sample were made by school location (rural and urban) and by sex. The hypothesis was generally supported in the areas of age-grade placement, with the rural students being slightly older; however, on the average in both schools, 9th graders were in their 14th year; 10th graders were in their 15th year; 11th graders were in their 16th year; and 12th graders were in their 17th year. Also, students in both types of schools agreed that they would prefer to go steady with a person of their own religion or that religion was not important. The null hypothesis was more applicable in areas of family size, family parental composition, allowances, earnings, church membership and attendance, occupational field of the head of the house, level of education of parents, occupational and educational aspirations, school participation, and maturity for marriage. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (Author/LS)
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Identifiers: Appalachia; Kentucky
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Southern Agricultural Workers (Memphis, Tennessee, February 4, 1970)