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ERIC Number: ED107406
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
Pages: 68
Abstractor: N/A
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Aspirations, Expectations, and Attitudes of South Carolina High School Students.
Boyd, Virlyn A.
Forty-two representative South Carolina high schools were surveyed via similar, group administered questionnaires in 1966-67 (5,400 sophomore students) and again in 1969-69 (4,376 senior students) to determine: (1) the aspirations and expectations of South Carolina youth with regard to occupation, education, marriage and family size, future residence, military service, and related items; (2) differences in these aspirations between students classified by color and sex, by size of school, and by type of school guidance program; and (3) changes in these aspirations and expectations between the sophomore and senior year (3,497 paired responses). Results revealed: (1) great disparity between expressed occupational aspirations and actual employment opportunities; (2) generally high educational aspirations with those of the nonwhite students being somewhat lower and more technically oriented; (3) a high student regard for marriage (93.7 percent desired marriage; 43.1 percent of the males did not want their future wives to work; and only 7.2 percent of the females expressed a desire to work); (4) high urban aspirations (50 percent wanted to live in the city, and more nonwhites than whites wished to live in the city); and (5) slightly more than 1/3 of the senior students had never consulted a guidance counselor, while 1 in 5 of the white students and 2 in 5 of the nonwhite students had found counselors to be very helpful. (JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Cooperative State Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Clemson Univ., SC. Dept. of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology.; South Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station, Clemson.
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina