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ERIC Number: ED103541
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 51
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Levels of Aspiration of Black Students as a Function of Significant Others in Integrated and Segregated Schools.
Peniston, E.
The primary purpose of this study was to determine if there are differences in level of student aspirations between students in segregated and those in integrated schools. There are other highly related and interacting variables that may influence levels of aspirations; namely, student performance, significant others, and significant others' expectations. An attempt was made to determine the importance of a student constellation of "significant others" is determining both the quality and scope of his educational performance. The second purpose of this study was to compare, for substantial lengths of time, the constellations of "significant others" for black students in integrated versus segregated schools. Subjects for this study were 428 black adolescents randomly selected from public junior high schools in the Oklahoma City and Boley public school systems. Among the instruments used were the following: A "Significant Other Measurement" questionnaire developed by Stewart was used to identify those people the subject considers important to him and those specific people who expect of him various levels of attainment respective to education. Peniston's "Significant Others' Expectations" was constructed so as to measure the adolescent's perception of the level of expectations which he perceives significant others hold for his behavior. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, D. C., March 1975)