ERIC Number: ED117155
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Changes in Attitudes One and One-Half Years after Graduation.
Fetters, William B.
A sample of high school seniors was surveyed in spring 1972 to provide baseline data for the NCES National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972. The First-Followup Survey of this sample took place in fall 1973. This report describes how these young adults changed during this period of about 1-1/2 years with regard to their view of themselves, sense of control of their achievement, and their orientation toward work, community, and family goals. Statistics are presented for the population as a whole and for persons classified into subgroups based on sex, race-ethnicity, socioeconomic status (SES); academic ability, high school program, and high school location (region). A brief background description of this study and relevant definitions and footnotes are given. The data are shown in both tabular form and graphical form. This bulletin presents estimates of the net amount of change that occured in the aforementioned psychological variables during the 18-month period between surveys. Gross changes, which take into account the fact that net changes result from increases for some individuals and decreases for others, will be described in a later report that will analyze the data in greater depth from a longitudinal point of view. (Author/RC)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Attitude Change, Followup Studies, Goal Orientation, High School Graduates, High School Seniors, Locus of Control, Longitudinal Studies, National Surveys, Racial Differences, Secondary School Curriculum, Self Concept, Sex Differences, Socioeconomic Status, Values
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($0.35)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972