ERIC Number: ED221321
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
From High School to Adulthood: A Survey of South Carolina Young People.
Lyson, Thomas A.; Stover, Penny W.
The bulletin presents an overview of what has been learned to date about the various paths 170 South Carolina young adults have taken since they were originally interviewed in 1967, their sophomore year in high school, then again in 1969 and 1979. Data, organized and presented by four race and sex categories, cover: white males (N=62), black males (N=30), white females (N=45), and black females (N=33). Descriptive information about their social and economic backgrounds is presented in the first section. Part 2 shows patterns of stability and change in the formation and attainment of educational and occupational goals. In addition, residential preferences and patterns of migration, as well as marital timing and family formation, are discussed. The third section examines how panel members responded to two important questions in the 1979 survey. The first question asked about major events that shaped their lives since leaving high school in 1969. The second, solicited comments on the one thing they wanted most to accomplish in the next 10 years. The final section summarizes the results and discusses their implications for helping future generations of South Carolina young people make the transition to adulthood. (AH)
Descriptors: Aspiration, Attitude Change, Blacks, Educational Attainment, Expectation, Family Characteristics, Females, Influences, Longitudinal Studies, Males, Marital Status, Migration Patterns, Military Service, Occupational Aspiration, Place of Residence, Rural Areas, Socioeconomic Status, Whites, Work Life Expectancy, Young Adults
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station, Clemson.
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina