ERIC Number: ED100595
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Place of Residence Projections of East Texas Rural Youth: Changes Between 1966 and 1972. Departmental Information Report No. 74-1.
Lever, Michael F.
The changes in residence projections (statements of behavior, attitudes, or beliefs about future residence status) of rural East Texas high school sophomores between 1966 and 1972 were examined. Focus was on general trends over the time span as well as those specific to race, sex, and respondent's residence. The analysis involved an age-education-level cohort in order to estimate changes due to factors originating in the individual's environment rather than those associated with individual development over a given time span. Types of residence projections examined were: aspirations, expectations, anticipatory deflection, aspiration intensity, and expectation certainty. Respondents (473 sophomores in 1966 and 461 in 1972) were from 3 low income rural counties in East Texas (Burleson, Leon, and San Jacinto) which had high proportions of blacks. The same group-administered questionnaire and administration procedures were used both years. Some findings were: (1) the youth had shifted to some extent away from urban and toward rural residences in their aspirations and expectations; (2) the shift was greater for white than for black youth and greater for males than females; and (3) black females were less certain in 1972 than 1966 of attaining their residence expectation. (NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Cooperative State Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Texas Agricultural Experiment Station.
Identifiers - Location: Texas