ERIC Number: ED213536
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
Logan County's High School Seniors: Community Satisfaction, Jobs, and Future Plans. Illinois Agricultural Economics Staff Paper, No. 81 S19.
van Es, J. C.; Schneider, Judy B.
The Logan County (Illinois) Community Resource Development Council, assisted by sociologists and graduate students from the University of Illinois, designed an attitudinal survey which was administered in 1980 to 324 graduating seniors from 3 Logan County high schools to determine why students were leaving the county after graduation and what steps might be taken to decrease the outmigration. Student responses indicated that many students anticipated leaving Logan County, primarily to attend college. Inability to find jobs immediately after high school did not appear to be a significant reason for leaving the county. Respondents clearly indicated the need for a more diversified and upgraded job market in the county. Students did not have very positive attitudes toward Logan County and displayed a strong lack of involvement with local government and leadership. Those students who expressed an opinion generally showed modest ratings to strongly positive attitudes toward services and opportunities in Logan County, although in specific instances students showed strong dissatisfaction. Students preferred to use recreational opportunities available in the county rather than going outside the county. Where applicable, comparisons were made between students' attitudes and those of adults who were also surveyed. Appendices contain an interview schedule and additional information from the interview schedule. (CM)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Attitude Measures, College Bound Students, Community Satisfaction, Community Services, Comparative Analysis, Data Collection, Economic Development, Employment Opportunities, High School Seniors, High Schools, Labor Market, Local Government, Migration Patterns, Needs Assessment, Recreational Facilities, Rural Areas, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Agricultural Experiment Station.
Authoring Institution: Logan County Cooperative Extension Service, Lincoln, IL.; Illinois Univ., Urbana. Coll. of Agriculture.
Identifiers: Illinois (Logan County)