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ERIC Number: ED122976
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
Pages: 234
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The Educational Status Attainment Process of Rural Males in the South.
Ohlendorf, George Werner
Extant theoretical models of the educational status attainment process were examined to determine their capability for measuring the influence of certain variables on the educational status attainment of young black and white males from the rural South. The Wisconsin social mobility model was modified to include the influence of counselors and relatives in addition to that of parents, peers, and teachers. Utilizing data derived from the Southern Youth Study, the responses of young adults who were interviewed as high school seniors in 1968 and again as adults in 1972 (368 white and 253 black males) were analyzed via causal modeling and path analysis techniques to evaluate the recursive model developed. The following hypotheses were tested: (1) social origin will affect the influence socializing agents have on youth; (2) social origin and socializing agents will affect aspiration levels; (3) social origin, socializing agents, and levels of aspiration will affect educational status attainment; (4) education status attainment of those of the same class will vary by race. Tests of the first three hypotheses indicated the model was suitable for comparative study of black and white male educational status attainment in the rural South. The fourth hypothesis was supported in that variations by race were found in the educational status attainment process among working class respondents. (JC)
Inter-Library Loan, Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas 77843
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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