ERIC Number: ED030146
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug-30
Reference Count: 0
Helpfulness of Parents, School Personnel, and Peers to Students With Different Educational Aspirations.
Tillery, Dale; And Others
Two factors regarding the helpfulness of parents, school personnel, and peers to students with different educational aspirations are studied: (1) whether students of different aspirations talk with the same people about school problems, and (2) how helpful are the persons with whom the students do talk. The data were obtained from questionnaire responses of 3,986 boys and 4,079 girls in grade 10 classes of California schools. Using a four-point scale, these students rated the helpfulness of six persons who are important representatives of the home, the school, and the peer group. The students were stratified on five levels of educational aspiration. Similarities among groups were somewhat greater than differences. For low aspirants as well as for high aspirants, more students talk to Mother about school problems than to Father, school personnel or others. School personnel, particularly the counselor were perceived as most helpful. High aspirants were found to have more involvement with parents and school personnel than low aspirants while the reverse is the case in regard to peers. (PS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California Univ., Berkeley. Center for Research and Development in Higher Education.; College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, San Francisco, California, August 30--September 3, 1968