ERIC Number: ED040479
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Factors Related to Educational and Occupational Aspirations of Adolescent Males From Culturally Deprived Families. Final Report.
Dales, Ruth J.; Walters, James
Purposes of this longitudinal study were: (1) to determine any relationship between self concept, anxiety, family adjustment, parental aspirations, and the level of aspirations of lower class black and white boys; (2) to relate the IQ level to aspiration level; and (3) to determine over a span of three years what significant changes occur for each race in self concept, anxiety, and family development. Final data were analyzed for 762 youths, evenly divided by race, with IQ's ranging from 70 to 142. Results showed that both races held high self concepts with blacks holding consistently higher self concepts than whites. Both groups were initially highly anxious, with whites becoming considerably less so with time while blacks remained quite anxious. White boys had slightly better family adjustment scores than black boys. Data presented should help vocational counselors to be sensitive to highly anxious boys with unrealistic aspirations. (Author/CJ)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee.