ERIC Number: ED238485
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Career and Educational Interests of Johnson County High School Students, Spring 1983.
Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.
In spring 1983, a joint research project was conducted by representatives of all public school districts and the community college in Johnson County to determine the career and educational interests of the county's high school students. The Career and Educational Interest Survey was administered to 8,127 tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grade students in all of Johnson County's high schools. Study findings, based on a sample of 68% of the county's 12,000 high school students, revealed: (1) 57.4% of the students viewed the major benefit of attending high school as to prepare for college, and 31.7% as a general education to prepare for life; (2) students showed greatest interest in data processing/computer programming, auto mechanics, electronics, and fashion merchandising programs; (3) nearly 80% of the responding students had future plans that included some type of education--57% of these intended to attend a four-year college or university and 12% a two-year college; (4) 32.5% of all responding students indicated an interest in business occupations, 21.8% were interested in engineering/technical fields, and 16.5% in social or human services; and (5) the most important college characteristics were seen to be high quality teaching, and a wide range of academic courses. The survey instrument is appended. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.
Identifiers - Location: Kansas