ERIC Number: ED221305
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
The Regional Parenting Surveys: Base Sample Survey. Technical Report.
A random sample of 1,015 parents in 23 counties in the states of Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia were interviewed in an attempt to ascertain the range of their circumstances, experiences, and needs. Counties were selected randomly within the major categories of Appalachian rural, non-Appalachian rural, and urban. Data were gathered in the following areas: characteristics of parents and parenting, sources of advice and help, awareness and utilization of local programs and services, and parent attitudes about several dimensions of parenthood. The study design designated that the bulk of the interviews would be conducted with the parents of third graders. For comparison purposes, a smaller number of interviews with parents of kindergarten students and parents of 10th grade students were planned. The focus of this report is on comparison of the survey results for two major subgroups, the parents of 358 Appalachian rural third graders and those of the 362 urban third graders. Similarities and differences found between parents of third graders and parents of kindergarten and 10th grade students are also discussed. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.