ERIC Number: ED116845
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Educational, Occupational, and Residence Aspirations and Expectations for Rural and Minority Youth in New Mexico.
Edington, Everett D.; And Others
Fixed-choice stimulus questions were distributed to students from 12 New Mexico rural high schools (randomly selected), and responses were derived from 139 Native, 171 Anglo, and 240 Mexican American students in the 10th and 12th grades. Responses indicated educational, occupational, and residential aspirations and expectations and goal deflections. Findings revealed: (1) significant differences in occupational aspirations between grade levels and ethnic groups (sophomores aspired to less professional occupations and Native Americans aspired to less professional occupations than Anglos); (2) differences in occupational expectations due to sex (females expected less professional occupations); (3) occupational goal deflection differences due to ethnicity, sex, and the grade level by ethnicity interaction; (4) residence aspiration differences due to sex and ethnicity (males aspired to a more rural and Mexican Americans to a more urban residence than the others); (5) goal deflection between Anglo residence expectations and aspirations; (6) residence expectation differences due to sex and ethnicity (males and Native Americans had more rural expectations); (7) differences in educational aspirations due to grade level and sex by ethnic group interaction; (8) educational expectation differences due to grade level and sex by ethnic group interaction. (JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces. Dept. of Educational Management and Development.
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico