ERIC Number: ED033434
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Nov-15
Reference Count: 0
A Longitudinal Analysis of High School Student Behavior and Social Characteristics Five Years Later. Final Report.
Snyder, Eldon E.
The purpose of this project was to provide a longitudinal analysis of a cohort of high school students five years after graduation. Data were collected on the social characteristics, values, and activities of the students while they were in high school. The present research provided a follow-up study to compare some of their present social characteristics, values, and activities with the high school data. Included in the five objectives of the research are: (1) comparison of high school students' educational values with the educational values of the same students five years after graduation, and (2) the analysis of possible background factors associated with the permanence of high school friendships. A mailed questionnaire was used to gather the follow-up data. A comparison of the respondents with the nonrespondents indicates they were not significantly different. Results indicate: (1) radical shifts have taken place in the educational values of the students, and (2) high school social participation was significantly related to educational achievement or occupational status. Findings support the notion of a youth subculture that has both internal variability and external connections to the adult society. (KJ)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Bowling Green State Univ., OH.