ERIC Number: ED056347
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Educational, Familial, and Peer Group Influences on Occupational Achievement. Final Report.
Kerckhoff, Alan C.
Numerous variables and their myriad interrelationships are acknowledged to account for the process by which a boy becomes socialized and ultimately finds his occupational position in the stratification system. This research report seeks to put together this set of links into a coherent model of the process. Four cohorts of Fort Wayne, Indiana Community School males comprised the research population: (1) graduates; (2) seniors; (3) 9th graders; and (4) 6th graders. The analysis focuses on factors associated with levels of educational and occupational expectations of the in-school cohorts and attainments of the graduates. Explanatory variables considered are: (1) social status; (2) IQ; (3) school performance; (4) personality factors; (5) parental influence; and (6) peer associations. Findings indicate that, while as much as one-half of the variance of the dependent variables can be explained on the basis of the independent variables, there are wide differences found among age cohorts and between blacks and whites. (Author/TL)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Duke Univ., Durham, NC.