ERIC Number: ED120202
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972: Comparative Profiles One and One-Half Years After Graduation.
Fetters, William B.
The National Longitudinal Study (NLS) is periodically querying a large national sample of members of the high school class of 1972 to chart their educational, vocational, and personal development and to relate this information back to earlier experiences, plans, and personal and biographical attributes. The study will provide a better understanding of the growth and development of persons under the American educational system and the factors associated with individual educational and career outcomes. This report presents data obtained from responses to selected items on the First-Followup Questionnaire which was administered in the fall of 1973. The response data was simplified, condensed, and organized for a concise presentation thought to be of general interest to a broad group of policymakers and researchers. Tables are presented, which are comparative profiles of class of 1972 high school graduates 1 and 1/2 years after graduation, on these topics: (1) male-female comparisons; (2) high school program comparisons; (3) racial-ethnic group comparisons; (4) academic ability group comparisons; (5) socioeconomic group comparisons; and (6) regional comparisons. Family status and living conditions in October 1973; plans, values, and attitudes; postsecondary education; and civilian work experiences are the classes of variables included in these tables. The NLS First Follow-Up Questionnaire, Form A, is appended. (Author/BJG)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Career Planning, Comparative Analysis, Geographic Regions, High School Graduates, High Schools, Longitudinal Studies, National Surveys, Postsecondary Education, Racial Differences, Secondary School Curriculum, Sex Differences, Socioeconomic Status, Statistical Data, Student Attitudes, Student Experience, Student Records, Work Experience
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
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