ERIC Number: ED242450
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
S-114, Defining and Achieving Life Goals: A Process of Human Resource Development. Termination Report of Cooperative Regional Project.
Dunkelberger, John E.
Project S-114 (1977-1983) consisted of three objectives which dealt with rural Southern youth and focused on educational and occupational aspirations and attainment results for males and females, blacks and whites. Each objective involved utilization of a distinct dataset. In 1979 Objective 1 was completed; the fourth wave of a longitudinal panel study begun in 1966 was carried out by interviewing almost 1,000 young adults (then about 30 years old) raised in rural areas of 6 Southern states. Data were analyzed in areas such as education, occupation, residence, and family. Objective 2 was modified and ultimately used the National Longitudinal Study data for a wide variety of special analyses. Objective 3 involved the analysis of a survey mailed to almost 3,300 agriculture students and 2,400 home economics students at either 1862 or 1890 land-grant institutions in the South in 1977, which sought information about their rural and farm background, educational experiences, and adult occupational goals. The paper provides a brief description of each objective and its findings, mentions the unique aspects of the project, and lists a project bibliography which attests to the research's relevance to a wide range of professional audiences. The bibliography includes 46 journal articles, 6 departmental reports, and 6 books, monographs, or chapters. (NC/BRR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: National Longitudinal Study High School Class 1972; United States (South)