ERIC Number: ED072911
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
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Residential Projections and Place of Residence of Selected Louisiana Rural Youth.
Ohlendorf, George W.; Choo, Keng Kun
The purpose of this paper was to analyze the place of residence projections and attainments of selected Louisiana rural youth and to ascertain the nature of racial and sexual differences. More specifically, the objective was to replicate selected residential projections in a study of Texas rural youth and to extend the analysis to subsequent place of residence attainments. Data for this analysis were obtained from a panel of senior boys and girls in 20 Louisiana rural high schools in 1968 who were followed up personally or by mail in 1972. Statistically significant chi-square differences at the .01 level by race and sex were found for residential aspirations and expectations. These were due primarily to substantially greater proportions of Blacks desiring and expecting to live in large cities. Boys were more likely to desire and expect farm residence. Comparisons for strength of aspirations, certainty of expectations, and residential attainments were not statistically significant, except for female racial differences in certainty. It was apparent, however, that the racial differences were greater than the sexual differences. Black females were the most certain of their expectations while white females were the least certain. In general, these findings replicated those of the Texas study. (Author/HBC)
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Sponsor: Cooperative State Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge. Agricultural Experiment Station.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana