ERIC Number: ED106432
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Aug-27
Reference Count: N/A
Military Orientations of White, Black and Chicano High School Youth: Some Extensions of Prior Empirical Generalizations from a Texas Study.
Kuvlesky, William P.; Dietrich, Katheryn Thomas
The military orientations of rural East Texas black and white high school students interviewed in 1966 were very similar; those of metropolitan and nonmetropolitan youth also did not differ much. Since then, status projections of Texas youth have been extended by adding a sample of Mexican American sophomores (1966) to compare with the East Texas ethnic groups. In addition, the original 1966 respondents were followed up in 1968 when they were seniors. The sophomores of the original 1966 study areas were restudied in 1972. Among the findings of the analysis reported here are the following. All three ethnic types desired military service to a similar extent--a majority of each. The greatest difference between the Chicanos and the other two ethnic types in reference to expectations was that a much higher proportion--almost half of the Chicanos expected to enlist. Adolescent boys' orientations toward military service do not appear to differ very much by ethnic type and do not appear to change greatly over late adolescence. Historical period of time may, however, produce dramatic changes in military orientations of youth: a very dramatic negative drift away from military service was observed between 1966 and 1972 in the occupational status projections of the black and white youth studied here. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Texas Agricultural Experiment Station.
Identifiers - Location: Texas