ERIC Number: ED114550
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The American Citizen: 11 Years After High School.
Wilson, Sandra Reitz; Wise, Lauress L.
Data on the responses of nearly 54,000 individuals from the original sample of approximately 200,000 11th and 12th grade students are presented in an 11-year followup on the 1960 Project TALENT survey. Information is arranged regarding the educational, career, and personal and family experiences of the group, and their reflections on the value of these experiences in relation to their present activities and plans. The scope of the information contained in the 11-year followup questionnaire mailed to each of the participants is outlined and highlights of the data are discussed. The bulk of the document (100 pages) is taken up by appendixes, which contain the tabulated data. Appendix A contains the distributions of responses to individual questions from the questionnaire. Responses to a five-year followup questionnaire are presented in Appendix B. Appendix D discusses sampling and weighting methodology. It is stated that the data in the report are essential for a researcher who plans a Project TALENT data bank study and suggests important avenues for investigation to others who might be unfamiliar with the resource. (LH)
Descriptors: Adult Development, Career Development, Career Planning, Educational Research, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, High School Graduates, Participant Characteristics, Quality of Life, Questionnaires, Relevance (Education), Research Methodology, Surveys, Tables (Data), Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Research. Basic Studies Div.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.