ERIC Number: ED110730
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun-16
Reference Count: 0
One and One-Half Years After High School Graduation: The Class of 1972.
Advanced Statistics for Management Bulletin, n21 June 16, 1975
The bulletin presents selected results of the first followup survey of the national longitudinal study of the high school class of 1972, conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics. Information is presented, in percentages (weighed national estimates), on the personal characteristics, postsecondary schooling, and civilian work experiences of these young people one and one-half years after high school graduation. In some cases, descriptive statements include comparisons of subgroups classified by high school program, race, ability, socioeconomic status, or sex. Information on nine personal characteristics is offered, including a rating of 11 values (86 percent found marriage and family life most important, 8 percent considered community leadership least important). The bulletin reveals that 64 percent had attended some kind of school or college since high school; of those, high percentages were satisfied with their growth and skills development. Those working (64 percent of the class) were most satisfied with working conditions, least satisfied with advancement opportunities. The most successful methods of obtaining jobs were direct application to employer (52 percent) and friends and relatives (46 percent); newspaper advertisements netted only 15 percent of respondents' jobs, and employment and placement services helped only 6 percent. A brief background description of the study, definitions, and footnotes are provided. (AJ)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Educational Statistics (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.