ERIC Number: ED053676
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Bright Black Youth: Their Educational Plans and Career Aspirations.
Watley, Donivan J.
This study focuses on the career and educational plans of college motivated bright black youth. "Bright Blacks" were considered to be those who had NMSQT selection scores in the top quartile of their own distribution of scores or those who obtained B+ to A averages in high school. The educational and career plans they had as 11th graders in high school were compared with the plans they indicated on a 1-page questionnaire administered about 2 1/2 years later. In analyzing the stability of their plans several student characteristics were considered: sex, measured academic ability, parental income, geographic region of residence, and high school average. The plans of the blacks were also compared with those of nonblack subjects with similar characteristics. (AF)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Black Students, Career Planning, College Students, Higher Education, Objectives, Student Characteristics
Research Division, National Merit Scholarship Corporation, 990 Grove Street, Evanston, Illinois 60201
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Merit Scholarship Corp., Evanston, IL.