ERIC Number: ED107407
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Feb
Historical Changes in Educational Aspirations of South Carolina High School Students, 1967-1973.
Boyd, Virlyn A.
Changes in educational aspirations of South Carolina high school students between 1966-67 and 1972-73 were examined. Using group administered questionnaires, whenever possible, 5,396 students were interviewed in 42 randomly selected high schools which were stratified by color of students and size of the 10th grade in 1966-67. Due to lack of resources, the 2nd contact (made in 1972-73 and involving 3,122 students) was derived from 14 of the original schools and 2 private schools and as close as possible approximated the original sample. Student responses were analyzed in terms of historical change for black and white, male and female: (1) educational aspirations; (2) educational expectations; (3) certainty of educational expectations; and (4) intensity of educational aspirations. Significant findings indicated: a marked increase in aspirations to attend a vocational or technical school among both black and white males; a slight increase in positive goal deflection and a more pronounced decrease in negative goal deflection (expectation lower than aspiration) in all categories of students; a decrease in the proportion of students who ranked education of high importance (all categories of students); and an increase in the proportion of students who ranked education low among both color and sex groups. (JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Cooperative State Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: South Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station, Clemson.
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina