ERIC Number: ED201225
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: 0
1980 Survey of Grade 12 Students Post-Secondary Plans and Aspirations.
Russell, C. N.
The postsecondary plans and aspirations of twelfth grade students in Manitoba, Canada were surveyed in 1980. In addition to the general post-high school plans (college attendance, employment, and other options), specific information was obtained on their institutional and program choices if further schooling was to be pursued. The influence of friends and relatives, high school activities, and circumstances affecting the student's postsecondary decision was also assessed. Among the survey findings are the following: 38 percent of the respondents indicated that they were definitely going on to postsecondary education in the fall 1980; 20 percent indicated that they were going to postsecondary education if things work out; the University of Manitoba and Red River Community College were the most often stated first choice postsecondary institutions; parents were most often cited by all students as having the most influence on their plans; students who were undecided about their postsecondary decision and those who were definitely not going on to postsecondary education ranked social life as the most influential circumstance on their decision and ranked opportunity to live away from home as the second most influential decision; and students who were definitely going to college or going if things work out ranked knowledge of good employment opportunity as the major circumstance influencing their decision. Information on respondents by high school and statistical tables of the findings are included. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, College Attendance, College Bound Students, College Choice, Comparative Analysis, Decision Making, Enrollment Influences, Foreign Countries, High School Seniors, Higher Education, Noncollege Bound Students, Occupational Aspiration, Parent Influence, Peer Influence, Postsecondary Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Manitoba Dept. of Education, Winnipeg. Planning and Research Branch.