ERIC Number: ED030482
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
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Social Class and Parent's Aspirations for Their Children. Report Number 8.
Rodman, Hyman; Voydanoff, Patricia
This is a study of educational, occupational, and income aspirations as they are related to social class. It was assumed that individuals have a range of aspirations rather than a single level of aspiration. Research has indicated that lower class individuals have a lower level of aspiration than middle class individuals. It may be, however, that although the lower class has the same peak of aspirations, they also have a larger range of aspirations, including a lower base. Thus, on single response questionnaires, they may appear to have a lower level of aspiration. Parents of Negro children enrolled in Head Start were interviewed with regard to their aspirations for the education, occupation, and income of their children. It was found that the social class of the parents was inversely related to the width of the range of aspirations but that the peak of the lower class was the same as that of the middle class. (WD)
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Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Head Start Evaluation and Research Center.; Merrill-Palmer Inst., Detroit, MI.