ERIC Number: ED101910
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: N/A
Educational and Occupational Aspirations and Expectations of Galveston High School Students.
Crawford, Harold B.
The study surveyed the educational and occupational status orientations of 914 Anglo, Black, and Mexican American high school sophomores and seniors in Galveston, Texas. Responses were compared by sex, age, ethnicity, grade level, and school program in which enrolled (general, academic, or vocational). A 4-way analysis of variance procedure using orthogonal polynomial contrasts produced the significance levels of these independent variables on the dependent variables of aspiration and expectation levels, anticipatory goal deflection, aspiration intensity, and expectation certainty. A questionnaire, developed at Texas A&M University and widely used in status projection studies, was group-administered to selected classes in Ball High School during Spring 1974. Among the findings, which substantiated the growing body of literature concerning student aspirations, were: (1) ethnic groups were more similar than different, relative to their occupational status orientations; (2) although Blacks maintained higher educational aspirations than Mexican Americans, both groups had stronger desires to accomplish their educational objectives than Anglos did; (3) females had stronger desires to achieve their educational goals and desired significantly higher occupational positions; and (4) sophomores were more determined to accomplish their educational goals. (Author/NQ)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Anglo Americans, Aspiration, Black Students, Doctoral Dissertations, Ethnic Groups, Expectation, High School Students, Literature Reviews, Mexican Americans, Occupational Aspiration, Sex (Characteristics), Statistical Analysis, Tables (Data)
Inter-Library Loan, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, N. Mex. 88003
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas