ERIC Number: ED218314
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: 0
National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972 Study Reports Update: Review and Annotation.
Taylor, Mary Ellen; And Others
The National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972 (NLS) is an ongoing project focusing on the educational, vocational, and personal development of high school graduates, and the personal, familial, social, institutional, and cultural factors that contribute directly or indirectly to that development. A national probability sample of 19,001 seniors from 1,061 public, private and church-affiliated high schools participated in the base year study. Student questionnaires, a 69-minute student test battery, information forms, school questionnaires, and school counselor questionnaires were completed. The data files for the base year and subsequent surveys (1973, 1974, 1976 and 1979) have been merged for general public use. Researchers have used the data to investigate a diverse set of educational, vocational and social issues. The NLS 1972 Review and Annotation of Study Reports established an inventory of studies that had used the NLS database and summarized their findings. The present review (June 1981) has annotated and cataloged all of the NLS-based studies received from data users since the beginning of the study, summarized their major findings and, where appropriate, have made comparisons among the earlier and subsequent findings. (PN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research Triangle Inst., Durham, NC. Center for Educational Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers: National Longitudinal Study High School Class 1972