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ERIC Number: ED027888
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
Pages: 22
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Environmental Factors, Student Variables, Post-High School Employment Adjustment, and Post-High School Education of Male Negroes from the Project TALENT Sample.
Kapel, David E.
This study assessed certain factors affecting the post-high-school adjustment of male negroes. Data came from twelfth-grade students in 1960 and from a followup questionnaire in 1965. The study is descriptive only, because sound information on racial identity was unavailable in 1960 and because, for several reasons, out of 90,637 questionnaires with a 39% return, very few usable subjects were found. The research method and selected variables are described. Three null hypotheses were tested: (1) environmental parameter groups are indistinguishable in terms of post-high-school employment adjustment and student factors; (2) there are no significant differences among the groups related to environment; (3) there are no significant selected environmental factors that influenced students in choice of or plans for post-high-school education. No. 1 was tested by a partial canonical discriminant analysis, No. 2 by a multivariate analysis of variance (Hall and Cramer 1962); No. 3 by Chi-square tests. The first was rejected in terms of geographic regions and community types, but not in terms of Negro density. The second was rejected because of significant regional differences. The third was not rejected, as it was concluded that the differences in regional, community, and Negro density groups occurred by chance and that those in post-high-school adjustment were not significantly affected by region, type of community, or Negro density in the school. (HH)
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Note: Paper read at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, February 1969).