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ERIC Number: ED045257
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Pages: 163
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Educational and Occupational Aspirations and Expectations: A Comparative Study of Indian and Non-Indian Youth.
Elliott, John G.
The cross-cultural study was conducted under the assumption that intelligence is a learned phenomenon; therefore, if ethnic differences exist, they are not due to differences in intelligence but are due to differences in individual attitudes and social systems. The study was intended to explain educational and occupational aspirations and expectations of Indian and non-Indian students from grade 6 and beyond. The questionnaire method was utilized to gather data from a total of 1,041 students, of which 223 were Indians and 818 were non-Indians. The student population represented 2 types of schools in Nova Scotia: federal and provincial. The 6 sets of data collected were (1) educational and occupational aspirations and expectations, (2) students' self-ratings and perceptions of school-related variables, (3) parents' perceptions of their children as seen by the students, (4) students' ratings of parents in regard to occupation, (5) students' self-ratings of ability for chosen occupations, and (6) significant people in the students' lives. The overall finding was that there were many differences to more or lesser degrees between Indians and non-Indians. A full discussion of the study is included, along with tables of pertinent statistics. (EL)
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Authoring Institution: Saint Francis Xavier Univ., Antigonish (Nova Scotia).
Identifiers - Location: Canada