ERIC Number: ED128126
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Educational and Occupational Aspirations and Expectations for Native American Youth in New Mexico.
Edington, Everett D.
Levels of educational and occupational aspiration and expectation of 139 male and female, rural, New Mexican, American Indian youth (sophomores and seniors) were examined. Utilizing questionnaires and fixed-choice stimulus questions, data were gathered to determine: educational and occupational aspirations and expectations; goal deflections for education and occupation; male and female differences for educational and occupational aspirations, expectations, and deflection; 10th and 12th grade comparisons for educational and occupational aspirations, expectations, and deflection; and the existence of interactions among grade level and sex on educational and occupational aspirations, expectations, and deflection. Results indicated: female educational aspirations were stable for 10th and 12th grades, while male aspirations at the 10th grade level were significantly below those of female sophomores and senior males (the same trend was operative for the educational expectation measure and there was no significant goal deflection); both male and female senior occupational aspirations were significantly higher than those of the sophomore group, but while there were no significant differences between the groups, there was significant goal deflection among senior females; educational and occupational aspirations and expectations within each group did not deflect significantly except among female seniors. (JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico