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ERIC Number: ED162010
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Pages: 36
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Perceived Blockages in the Occupational Attainment of Southern Black Youth.
Colclough, Glenna; Lilley, Stephen
A study of specific factors that a group of black students perceive as blockages to their occupational attainment suggest two blockage types, individual and structural. An examination of these factors and their relationships to sex and occupational aspiration variables indicates that there are no significant relationships between sex and perceptions of either individual or structural blockage types, or between occupational aspirations and the structural blockage type. However, as shown in a study of black South Carolina high school students, aspirations are significantly related to perception of individual blockage to attainment. These findings substantiate the contentions that a multidimensional treatment of goal blockage can be useful in assessing the factors black youth perceive as inhibiting their occupational attainment. By specifying particular blockage types, differences between groups can be observed which would not be apparent if a single scale of blockage items had been used. (Author/EB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: South Carolina
Note: Paper prepared for presentation at the annual meeting of the Rural Sociological Society (San Francisco, California, August, 1978); Not available in hard copy due to reproduction quality of the original document