ERIC Number: ED024080
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Perceptions of Non-College-Bound Vocationally-Oriented High School Graduates.
Betz, Robert L.; And Others
In-depth structured interviews of 309 high school graduates judged to be "non-college bound" explored perceptions of their: (1) educational experiences, (2) vocational experiences, (3) self-concepts and (4) family relationships. Interview data was compiled two years after high school graduation from subjects residing in urban, "rurban," and rural environments in four mid-central states. Content analysis of written reports of subjects' perceptions resulted in four major conclusions: (1) employment bound, non-college oriented students perceive the school, the counselors and other personnel within the school as "favoring" the college bound student, (2) counselors were not perceived as being "helpful" in assisting employment bound youth to satisfactory vocational decisions, (3) subjects were unable to articulate "meaningful" concepts of self, and (4) generally, they did not perceive parents as being at all "helpful" in resolving personal, educational, and vocational problems. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Western Michigan Univ., Kalamazoo.