ERIC Number: ED100545
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
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)
Descriptors: Aspiration, Blacks, Cultural Influences, Expectation, Family Characteristics, Junior High School Students, Literature Reviews, Longitudinal Studies, Low Income Groups, Mothers, Occupational Aspiration, Parent Aspiration, Racial Composition, Residential Patterns, Rural Population, Urban Population, Whites
Department of Sociology, S-205D Agricultural Science Bldg., North, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40506 (Attention: Dr. A. Lee Coleman)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Cooperative State Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Univ., Lexington. Agricultural Experiment Station.; Southern Regional Committee for Family Life.