ERIC Number: ED026461
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1963-Aug-1
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The Northwest Missouri State College Studies; Volume XXVII, Number 3, Educational and Occupational Aspirations of High School Seniors, Part I.
Lowe, James L.
Northwest Missour State College Bulletin, v57 n12 Aug 1963
The purpose of this study was to explore a social-psychological aspect of mobility-levels of aspiration. The investigation centered on the relationship between aspirations of high school seniors and the social status of their parents, the extent to which children remain in the same social status as their parents and to what extent they rise or fall in status. Answers were sought by the following questions: What are the levels of aspiration of adolescents located at different status levels? How are attitudes and values of parents and the children related? What relationships exist between aspirations and achievements? The subjects of the study were 98 seniors of Trenton High School class of 1956 and their parents. The 1960 seniors were also included but not their parents. Data were collected from school records, yearbooks, school papers, and interviews. The findings revealed evidence of upward social mobility and contain implications for use by educational and vocational guidance counselors. A related document is VT 003 811. (CH)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Achievement, Family Influence, High School Seniors, High School Students, Occupational Aspiration, Parent Attitudes, Parent Influence, Socioeconomic Influences
Library, Northwest Missouri State College, Maryville, Missouri 64468 ($0.50)
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Authoring Institution: Northwest Missouri State Coll., Maryville.