ERIC Number: ED073867
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1965
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Manitoba High School Students and Drop-Outs.
Sharp, Emmit F.; Kristjanson, G. Albert
Three generalized variables were posited as being of major importance in structuring the aspirations of high school youths: the knowledge held by the youth with regard to the various occupational roles, the manner in which the various occupational alternatives were evaluated by him, and the self-evaluation by the student in which he assessed the likelihood of successful performance in the various roles. Four variables--level of occupational aspiration, level of educational aspiration, socioeconomic status, and intelligence--were measured for 1,844 students and 408 dropouts. Major findings were that the best predictor of both aspirational variables was past academic performance followed by measured intelligence, that there were strong relationships between staying in school and levels of occupational and educational aspirations, that a close relationship existed between staying in school and the ability of the individual respondents as indicated by both measured intelligence and past academic performance, and that substantial relationships were revealed between staying in school and a variety of family characteristics. An analysis of the data was presented in tabular form. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: Manitoba Dept. of Agriculture, Winnipeg.
Identifiers - Location: Canada