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ERIC Number: ED113103
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 139
Abstractor: N/A
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A Longitudinal Study of the Social Mobility of Rural Youth.
Hodges, Linda Feitl
The study's objectives were to: (1) compare differences in social-psychological behavior between 1948 high school graduates in central Iowa who migrated and those who remained in their home areas; (2) examine social behavior which may have resulted from the migration experience; (3) examine migration behavior in relation to occupational mobility over one's father's occupational status; and (4) examine migration in relation to occupational mobility within a segment of one's lifetime. Data were obtained from a longitudinal study of 144 high school seniors who graduated in 1948 from 9 rural high schools in Iowa. Completed in 1948, the original study obtained data on the students' background characteristics, migration intentions, educational and occupational aspirations, and attitudes toward farming. Data obtained in the follow-up studies, conducted in 1956 and 1967, concerned occupational and educational attainments, migration performance, occupational and educational aspirations for their children, and their attitudes about the Iowa Area Vocational Schools. Utilizing the 1948, 1956, and 1967 data, this study tested various hypotheses. Among the findings were: (1) migrants changed jobs significantly more frequently than non-migrants; and (2) the expected differences in occupational prestige between migrants and non-migrants were, on the whole, not significant. (NQ)
Inter-Library Loan, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Identifiers - Location: Iowa