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ERIC Number: ED100545
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Pages: 338
Abstractor: N/A
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Research Report--Baseline and Experimental Phases, Influences on Occupational Goals of Young People in Three Southern Subcultures. Information Series 1, Southern Regional Research Project S-63.
Kentucky Univ., Lexington. Agricultural Experiment Station.; Southern Regional Committee for Family Life.
The educational and occupational aspirations and expectations of 1,412 low-income youths were analyzed and compared to those their parents had for them according to such variables as social, racial, and cultural factors. Youths were from three low-income subcultures (urban Negro, rural Negro, and Appalachian rural white) in the Southeast. The 6-year study consisted of: (1) planning and pretesting, (2) a baseline study of 5th and 6th graders and their mothers, (3) preliminary analysis of baseline data, (4) a followup (before) study of a subsample followed by a series of three lesson-discussions for the mothers on "Helping Your Child Plan for Education and Career", (5) an after interview of mothers, children, and a control sample from the baseline study, (6) an analysis of before and after data, and (7) an experimental program during the children's junior high or mid-adolescent years. Data from the children were obtained by self-administered questionnaires; mothers were interviewed. This report discusses: theoretical and research background, variables and their measures as operationalized in the study, design and methodology, the sample's characteristics, baseline findings, and the experimental phase. A summary and interpretation are also given. (NQ)
Department of Sociology, S-205D Agricultural Science Bldg., North, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40506 (Attention: Dr. A. Lee Coleman)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Cooperative State Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Univ., Lexington. Agricultural Experiment Station.; Southern Regional Committee for Family Life.