ERIC Number: ED083919
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
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The Educational And Occupational Plans of Delaware High School Seniors: An Analysis of 1973 Survey Data.
Hudson, Anne M.; Rives, Norfleet W., Jr.
This report documents the findings of a questionnaire survey conducted in Delaware during the spring of 1973. Senior students in a sample of Delaware high schools were asked to provide certain information concerning their educational and occupational plans for the immediate future, and the extent to which these plans had been implemented at the time of the survey. Additional questions focused on several related matters, including student perceptions of higher education in general, and of Delaware institutions of higher education in particular. The sample results indicate that four out of five respondents plan to continue their formal education beyond high school. Those planning to attend college immediately following graduation from high school accounted for more than half of all respondents. A summary of the major findings includes: (1) More than three-forths of the respondents expressed the belief that obtaining a college education is generally important and specifically affects lifetime earnings and employment security. (2) Almost nine out of ten students planning to attend college in Delaware would select a public institution. (3) When seeking information about colleges and universities, four out of five students planning to attend college consult a guidance counselor. (4) Seven out of ten respondents planning to attend college expect to use money from their parents to finance their education. Appendices contain an explanation of the survey methodology and contain a copy of the survey instrument. (Author/PG)
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Authoring Institution: Delaware Univ., Newark. Div. of Urban Affairs.
Note: Prepared for Delaware Higher Educational Aid Advisory Commission