ERIC Number: ED094914
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug-25
Reference Count: N/A
Occupational Aspirations and Early Attainment of Southern Youth.
Sollie, Ray; Lightsey, Mike
The study examined the relationship between occupational aspirations and early job attainment of Southern youth. Occupational goal deflection (OGD), defined as the difference between these, was analyzed by race, sex, and residence. Data were gathered in 1966 and 1972 in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Texas. In 1966, 10th grade students attending selected high schools were interviewed. A stratified random sample of 1,228 young adults interviewed in 1966 were reinterviewed in 1972. The study analyzed only the 614 individuals who stated they were working full-time as of May 1, 1972. Interviewee responses were coded according to the Duncan Socioeconomic Index of Occupations. The most significant finding was that race appeared to be the major determinant of OGD. Sex also appeared to be a strong determinant, but the difference in OGD scores for males and females was partly due to a function of the Duncan Socioeconomic Index of Occupations. By itself, residence had no affect on OGD; when controlled for race and sex, significant differences did exist. (NQ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Cooperative State Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mississippi Agricultural Experiment Station, State College.