ERIC Number: ED091090
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Unrealistic Development of Frames of Aspirational Reference of Rural Negro and White Girls: A Refutation of Popular Theory.
Thomas, Katheryn Ann
The paper reported findings from a 2-year (1966-68) panel study of status projection development during late adolescence. The analysis, which focused on black and white girls from rural East Texas, is sequential to previous studies (RC 007 777 and RC 007 842). The paper specifically examined the integration of girls' occupational and educational aspirations and expectations to their projections regarding marriage and future familial status roles. Comparison of the aggregate distributions suggested the frames of aspirational and anticipated reference of a substantially large proportion of the girls, black and white, were not integrated either at the time of the initial survey contact, when the girls were high school sophomores, or at the time of the second contact 2 years later. Expectations appeared to be slightly more integrated than aspirations in both years for whites. Generally, the association between marital-family orientations and career or educational aspirations and expectations tended not to increase inversely. The associations which did change were: (1) for whites, the association of desired age of marriage to occupational aspirations and the association of expectation to work outside the home to occupational and educational expectations; and (2) for blacks, the association between fertility expectation and education expectation. (KM)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Anglo Americans, Blacks, Change Agents, Comparative Analysis, Employed Women, Family (Sociological Unit), Family Status, Females, High School Students, Homemakers, Integration Studies, Motivation, Occupational Aspiration, Predictor Variables, Pregnancy, Rural Youth, Social Status
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Cooperative State Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Texas Agricultural Experiment Station.
Identifiers - Location: Texas