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ERIC Number: ED199259
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 37
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Attainment Among Females and Minorities.
Lichtman, Marilyn; And Others
Although a number of studies have been conducted to examine the status attainment process, very few have focused on differences in educational attainment for black, white, and Hispanic females. The primary purpose of this study was to test predictive models of attainment for these subgroups. Variables considered potentially important to the attainment process were: (1) mother's education; (2) mother's occupation; (3) father's education; (4) father's occupation; (5) parental encouragement; (6) parental influence; (7) high school program; (8) peer influence; (9) percentile rank; (10) occupational expectation; (11) educational expectation; and (12) educational attainment. Data for the study were taken from the National Longitudinal Study of High School Class of 1972. Results of analysis showed that different patterns emerge among the racial subgroups. Further, for the subgroup of blacks, differences between males and females were indicated. In particular, the variable of educational expectations was not a significant predictor for the males. (Author/RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972