ERIC Number: ED074408
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Participation in Student Activities as a Variable in the Educational Attainment and Expectation Process.
Rehberg, Richard A.; Schafer, Walter E.
Four-wave, five-year longitudinal panel data are used to assess selected antecedents and consequences of participation in student activities. Path analysis reveals that the "early" or freshman year educational expectations of high school students are a critical determinant of participation. Measured intelligence is also a determinant of senior year participation for males and females but only for females during the sophomore year. Parental achievement socialization practices exert a direct effect on participation but only for males. Both educational attainment subsequent to the completion of high school and educational expectation level during the senior year are directly dependent upon participation. Sex differences in the determinants of participation lead to inferences regarding the meaning of participation for males and for females. Tables and references are included. (Author)
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.; National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.; State Univ. of New York Research Foundation, Albany.
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Note: Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Convention (New Orleans, February 26-March 1, 1973)