ERIC Number: ED093566
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug-25
Reference Count: N/A
Occupational Projections of Rural Louisiana Youth: A Historical Comparison.
Ohlendorf, George W.; Smith, Kevin B.
The paper examined changes in occupational projections among rural Louisiana high school youths between 1968 and 1972. The research design obtained a representative sample of these youths through a proportionate, stratified, random cluster sampling technique. The 1968 procedures were: (1) the State was stratified into 4 geographical areas which represented its different economic and social groups; (2) within each area, between 4 and 6 schools were randomly selected from nonmetropolitan parishes to obtain black and white student representative of the nonmetropolitan State enrollment; and (3) senior students were the respondents. In 1972, due to integration practices, only schools whose racial groupings could correspond to the 1968 schools were sampled. The initial sample consisted of 217 black and 325 white respondents; the 1972 sample included 141 black and 312 white respondents. The approximately 20 tables give percentage rates for changes, both by sex and race, and by residency and race, for such things as occupational aspirations, aspiration levels, intensity of aspirations, occupational expectations, and a working table gives frequency distributions of occupational orientations. (KM)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge. Agricultural Experiment Station.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana