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ERIC Number: ED142126
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972. Symposium: Trends in Postsecondary Education.
Bailey, J. P., Jr., Ed.
The national longitudinal study is intended to span a period of about eight years. Base year information was collected in 1972 while the sample members were high school seniors, and followup surveys were conducted in 1973, 1974, and 1976. The theme of the current symposium session is postsecondary education. Entry into postsecondary education is examined in terms of differences between subgroups defined by sex, race, socioeconomic status, and ability (J.P. Bailey, Jr. and E.F. Collins). Withdrawals from postsecondary education within two years of high school graduation are examined, with special attention given to motivational problems (S.S. Peng and W.B. Fetters). Transfer behavior is examined among and between two- and four-year institutions and by similar subgroupings (S.B. Corrallo and J.A. Davis). Finally, the impact of financial aid on entry and persistence is assessed, especially as it relates to socioeconomic status and student aspiration (S.B. Corrallo, J.A. Davis). (Editor/MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Academic Persistence, Access to Education, Aspiration, Dropouts, Females, Followup Studies, High School Graduates, Higher Education, Longitudinal Studies, Males, National Surveys, Persistence, Postsecondary Education, Socioeconomic Status, Statistical Studies, Student Financial Aid, Student Motivation, Transfer Students, Transfers
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Papers presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, April 1977) ; Best copy available