ERIC Number: ED167568
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: N/A
A Capsule Description of the High School Class of 1972: The First Follow-Up Survey Data. NLS First Follow-Up Report No. 1. 22U-884.
Peng, S. S.; Dunteman, G. H.
Seniors participating in the National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972 (NLS) were surveyed in October 1973 and April 1974 as part of the first followup study. Subpopulations were classified according to sex; high school program (general, academic, or vocational); race (black, white, or Spanish American); ability; family socioeconomic status; and geographic region (northeast, north central, south, and west). The graduates were surveyed regarding current activities; marriage and family; mobility; aspirations; postsecondary educational experience; work experience; and relevancy of high school training and counseling. Sixty-eight percent of the academic program graduates were attending college, as opposed to 13% of the vocational, and 27% of the general program graduates. Racial and sex differences were also found. In October 1973, 64% of the graduates held jobs; eight percent were unemployed; and 16% were married. Sex, race, ability, and socioeconomic influences were noted. High socioeconomic status was also a predictor of mobility. Seventy-four percent expected to continue their education beyond high school; there were sex differences in choice of college major. High school counseling services were generally more helpful for college bound students. (Author/GDC)
Descriptors: Activities, Educational Experience, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, High School Graduates, High Schools, Longitudinal Studies, National Surveys, Participant Characteristics, Participant Satisfaction, Postsecondary Education, Predictor Variables, Student Educational Objectives, Tables (Data), Work Experience
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research Triangle Inst., Durham, NC. Center for Educational Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972