ERIC Number: ED098132
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
The Mood of American Youth. 1974.
National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.
The major objective of this research was to give high school students the opportunity to speak for themselves on people, institutions, and issue they confront and think about daily. The survey consisted of 2,000 personal interviews held in more than 100 geographical areas and conducted by high school seniors under direct faculty supervision. The study raised questions concerning student attitudes toward school and home, as well as reactions to the social, political, and economic environment of the day. Among the results are the following: (1) youth acknowledge the importance of education and approve of the way high schools are providing that education; (2) a majority feel that good student-teacher interaction exists in their schools; (3) almost all think that year-round, part-time work should be a part of student activities; (4) regarding their futures, the students are extremely determined and ambitious; (5) students have grand salary expectations; (6) happiness and family life are valued as vital elements to a complete and satisfying life; and (7) primary concerns of students during the next five years will consist of completing their education, finding jobs, marriage, and raising a family. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Educational Attitudes, Futures (of Society), High Schools, Political Attitudes, Recreational Activities, School Surveys, Secondary Education, Social Attitudes, Social Values, Student Attitudes, Student Educational Objectives, Student Evaluation, Student Teacher Relationship, Values, Work Attitudes, Work Experience, Youth
National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, Virginia 22091 ($4.00 per copy, 20 percent off for 10 or more copies, further quantity rates available)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.