ERIC Number: ED102492
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Reference Count: 0
An Exploratory Examination of Individual, Family, and School Influences on Psychosocial Maturity. Report No. 184.
McConochie, Daniel; And Others
This report presents exploratory analyses of the relative effect of various individual, school, and family characteristics on Individual Adequacy and Social Adequacy--two of the summary variables developed to measure theoretical components of psychosocial maturity. Multivariate analyses were conducted using sex, parental education, racial composition of the school, and fathers' educational level of the school as independent variables. The study used samples of 5th, 8th, and 11th grade students in 29 South Carolina schools. Separate analyses were conducted for black and white students at each grade level. The results of the analyses indicate that individual, family, and school characteristics have different potency in explaining variations in students' individual and social adequacy, depending on the race, sex, and year in school of the students. The results suggest analyses and variables for future investigations with more diverse samples. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. Center for the Study of Social Organization of Schools.