ERIC Number: ED064624
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Self-Concept and Students' Future Educational Plans.
Ford, W. Scott; Muse, Donald
This paper presents findings on the relationship between the social psychological dimension, students' self concept, and the students' future educational plans. The authors used a scale which measures whether an individual's self-concept is characterized by a mastery over his personal life or by a sense of futuristic fatalism. The research findings reported are based upon survey data obtained from over 3,300 students from Dade County, Florida, 930 graduating junior college students and 2,453 high school students. The results indicate that, excepting for some minority group students, the self-concept of high school seniors and junior college graduates is positively associated with their parent's socioeconomic status (as measured by income). It was also found that the more positive a student's self-image, the more likely he is to have "long-range" educational plans. The authors conclude that research could be profitably undertaken to further examine the relationship between the self-concept of high school-age students and their educational plans and careers. (Author/BW)
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Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Inst. for Social Research.
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association in Chicago, Illinois on April 3-7, 1972