ERIC Number: ED026462
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1963-Nov-1
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The Northwest Missouri State College Studies. Volume XXVII, Number 4; Educational and Occupational Aspirations of High School Seniors. Part II.
Lowe, James L.
Northwest Missouri State College Bulletin, v57 n12 Nov 1963.
The purpose of this study was to explore some facets of the levels of educational aspirations of high school seniors in Trenton, Missouri as part of a larger study. The emphasis was on the following hypotheses: (1) The proportion of high school seniors aspiring to attend college increases as the socioeconomic status of their parents goes up, (2) High school seniors at lower socioeconomic levels will be more undecided as to their educational aspirations and expectations than those at higher socioeconomic levels, and (3) The difference between educational aspirations and expectations of high school seniors is greater in the lower socioeconomic levels. The subjects were 98 seniors of the 1955-56 school year and their parents. Four years later the seniors of the 1960 class were also included in the study. Only one item was used in stratifying the subjects -- occupation. Data were collected from school records, yearbooks, school papers, and questionnaires. Within the context of occupational stratification system, the study indicated a movement toward a more open society. Part I is available as VT 003 810. (CH)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Career Choice, Family Influence, High School Seniors, High School Students, Occupational Aspiration, Socioeconomic Background, Socioeconomic Influences, Student Attitudes, Vocational Followup
Library, Northwest Missouri State College, Maryville, Missouri 64468 ($0.50)
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Authoring Institution: Northwest Missouri State Coll., Maryville.