ERIC Number: ED101903
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Place of Residence Projections of Rural Louisiana Youth: A Historical Comparison.
Ohlendorf, George W.
Change in place of residence projections among rural Louisiana high school seniors was analyzed for the years 1968 and 1972. A proportionate, stratified random cluster sampling technique was employed for sample selection. A total of 20 schools (13 white and 7 black) constituted sample selection for 1968. In 1972 public school integration and establishment of private academies confounded opportunity to study historical change in the same schools, but a racial grouping corresponding to the 1968 study was utilized, and an attempt was made to involve the specific respondents who would have been 1972 seniors in the 20 schools from 1968. In both studies an 18 page version of the 1968 S-61 Southern Youth Study questionnaire was group administered to 544 (1968) and 453 (1972) seniors, though the 1972 questionnaire included the Occupational Aspiration Scale and significant-other influence items and 17 additional mailed responses. Change was measured in terms of (1) residence aspirations; (2) residence expectations; (3) anticipatory deflection; (4) intensity of aspiration; and (5) certainty of expectations, as identified by race, sex, and place of residence. Findings reported via tabular data constituted the major portion of this comparative study. (JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Cooperative State Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge. Agricultural Experiment Station.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana