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ERIC Number: ED131991
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Dec
Pages: 135
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The Stability of Status Projections Among Young Women in the South.
Hatfield, Nancy Jean
Data derived from the Southern Youth Study (a panel of 138 white rural females from Georgia, South Carolina, and Texas) were analyzed at two points in time (1966 when the respondents were sophomores and 1968) for purposes of: investigating the effect of social origin variables on status projections; showing how the effect of social origin variables on status projections might be mediated by earlier states of the same variables; and assessing the stability of status projections over time. A broad conceptual model of the female status attainment process was developed and cast within a systems framework emphasizing antecedent, intervening, and dependent variables. Utilizing this framework, a more restricted model was then developed positing father and mother's education and main breadwinner's occupation as measures of social origin with level of educational and occupational aspiration and level of degree of work as intervening attitudinal variables. Results indicated: both measures of parental education exerted statistically significant influences on the female's levels of educational and occupational aspiration; the educational and occupational projections measured at Wave I mediated the effects of parental education measured at Wave II; and there was a good deal of stability between waves for levels of educational and occupational aspiration. (JC)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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