ERIC Number: ED203251
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Who's Who Among American High School Students: Eleventh National Opinion Survey.
Education Communications, Inc., Northbrook, IL.
An awareness of student opinions is important, because today's students are tomorrow's leaders. The eleventh annual "Who's Who Among American High School Students" questionnaire was completed by 24,000 high school juniors and seniors identified as student leaders and high achievers. The survey showed that although high achievers expressed little trust in American government, they expected many services from the federal government. Respondents were conservative in their approach to contemporary issues. Their mandates to the new administration included inflation control and a strong national defense. The students set fairly high standards for themselves and lived by rather rigid personal codes. Traditional relationships were attractive to the teenagers for dating, friendships, sex, and marriage. Respondents favored limiting price increases and paying employees higher salaries to beat inflation. The students supported wage and price controls and better working conditions to encourage productivity; they appeared to be against the free enterprise system, but the majority had little understanding of America's economic system. Little or no first-hand experience with a profit-making organization was reported; however, students expressed hopes for their futures in the business sector. (Author/NRB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Economics, Government Role, High School Students, High Schools, Inflation (Economics), National Defense, Productivity, Sex Role, Student Attitudes, Student Leadership, Surveys, Values
Who's Who Among American High School Students, 3202 Doolittle Dr., Northbrook, IL 60062.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Communications, Inc., Northbrook, IL.
Note: For related documents, see ED 174 870 and ED 185 434.