ERIC Number: ED140108
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Adolescent Peer Group Identifications and the Status Attainment Process.
Otto, Luther B.
This paper integrates theory and research on the adolescent society into a comprehensive model of the status attainment process. The analysis reveals that a multidimensional conception of the adolescent role informs understanding of the dynamics of the status attainment process; that perceived peer status does not mediate antecedent effects on aspirations and attainments controlling on significant other influences; and that personality traits operate as selection mechanisms for peer group identifications, aspirations and attainments. The sample consists of a 17 year-old male age cohort of high school seniors studied in 1957 (N=442) and again 15 years later in 1972 (N=340). Estimates are based on structured equation models. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Grant Foundation, New York, NY.; Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society (New York, N.Y., August, 1976)