ERIC Number: ED066120
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
Reference Count: 0
A National Profile of Black Youth: Class of 1971.
National Scholarship Service and Fund for Negro Students, New York, NY.
The purpose of this report is to present descriptive data collected in the spring and fall of 1970 from a national sample of over 54,000 black high school juniors and seniors. The data were collected as part of a program designed to provide counseling and guidance services to black youth, and to establish a national longitudinal data resource for research analysis. Some of the major findings of the study include: (1) of the more than 54,000 student respondents, 60% were females; (2) almost two-thirds of the students aspire to attain a bachelor's or master's level degree; (3) almost 90% would be willing to work full-time if this were necessary to stay in college; (4) the most popular career choices selected by these students are in the education and business fields; (5) over 80% feel that important reasons for going to college are to learn more, get a better job, and fulfill a need for college trained black people; (6) 13% report that there are 8 or more dependents in their families; (7) slightly more than 14% come from homes where the annual gross income is $12,000 or more; and (8) a majority of the respondents indicated that they think students learn most from books and teachers, and least from people in the community and other students. (HS)
Descriptors: Black Education, Black Students, Career Choice, College Choice, High School Students, Higher Education, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics
Publications Division, Survey Research Services, National Computer Systems, 4401 W. 76th Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55435 ($5.00)
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Authoring Institution: National Scholarship Service and Fund for Negro Students, New York, NY.
Note: NSSFNS Research Reports, Vol. 1, No. 1