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ERIC Number: ED087589
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Feb
Pages: 11
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The Adolescent Experience and Adult Success: A Nonmetropolitan Investigation.
Noblit, George W.
The research project examined the relationship between the adolescent experience and adult success as the result of social class origins and educational attainment. Studying the effects of variables in the adolescent experience upon access to success, this investigation examined 3 aspects of adolescence--school status, peer group involvement, and official delinquency. The data were abstracted from the Marion County Youth Study, an ongoing longitudinal panel study of adolescent males in western Oregon. School status was indicated by the respondent's cumulative grade point average. Peer group involvement was indicated by the respondent's estimate of the average number of hours spent with friends during the week. The last independent variable, delinquency, was obtained from court records. The 2 measures of access to success--educational attainment and adult socioeconomic status--were obtained from questionnaires. Conclusions indicated that the school procedures and policies themselves may well have an effect upon an adolescent's commitment to conventional success, although peer group involvement did not affect access to adult success as expected. Lastly, the delinquency label seemed to be part of the institutional build up of labels that often begins with labels about academic ability. (FF)
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Identifiers - Location: Oregon