ERIC Number: ED046020
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jul
Reference Count: 0
A Longitudinal Study of the Barriers Affecting the Pursuit of Higher Education by New York State High School Seniors. Phase II.; College and University Enrollment. New York State, Fall, 1970. (Preliminary)
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of Higher Education Planning.; New York State Education Dept., Albany. Information Center on Education.
This publication examines the results obtained from data gathered during the phase two (follow-up) of a three year longitudinal study to examine the effects of certain inhibitory factors on the plans of high school seniors. Factors postulated were: (1) familial economic factors; (2) proximity to higher education institutions; (3) scholastic standing; (4) peer values and influences; (5) familial values and influences; (6) the impact of the secondary school guidance program; (7) social class; and (8) sex. The purposes of phase two were: (1) to determine whether students carried out their declared plans; and (2) to analyze factors which caused them to change their plans. A questionnaire was developed for these purposes. Generally, it was found that students did follow through. When changes occurred money was the most significant factor. Other findings were presented and compared with those of phase one. (TL.)
Descriptors: College Bound Students, College Choice, College Environment, College Freshmen, College Preparation, Educational Counseling, Educational Experience, Educational Objectives, Educational Trends, High School Seniors, High School Students, Longitudinal Studies, Postsecondary Education, Secondary School Students
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of Higher Education Planning.; New York State Education Dept., Albany. Information Center on Education.