ERIC Number: ED027104
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1965-Sep
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School-Related Factors and the Aspiration Levels of Manitoba Senior High School Students.
Forcese, Dennis P.; Siemens, Leonard B.
One of a series of studies based on data collected from 1,844 eleventh and twelfth grade students in Canada examined educational and occupational aspiration levels of youth relative to selected school-related factors. Rural and suburban youth were compared. An attempt was made to assess the utility of the variables as predictors of aspiration levels of youth and the extent to which the variables might explain varying levels of aspiration. For each of the variables tested, socio-economic status was controlled. Statistical analysis of data, collected by means of questionnaires, indicated that urban youth aspired to higher levels than rural youth. There was no indicated relationship between aspiration levels and distance from school or number of schools attended; there were relationships between aspiration levels and I.Q., teacher encouragement, and participation in extra-curricular activities. Grade 9 examination scores appeared to be reasonably reliable indicators and potential predictors of later aspiration levels. Related documents are RC 003 186, RC 003 188, and RC 003 293. (SW)
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Sponsor: Canadian Agricultural and Rural Development Act Branch, Edmonton (Alberta).; National Grain Co., Ltd., Winnipeg (Manitoba).
Authoring Institution: Manitoba Univ., Winnipeg.
Identifiers - Location: Canada