ERIC Number: ED242099
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
The Mood of American Youth. Based on a 1983 Survey of American Youth.
National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.
This 1984 report by the National Association of Secondary School Principals is based on a survey of 1,500 students from grades 7 through 12 selected by means of a probability sample by National Family Opinions, Inc. The report compares today's students with those surveyed in a similar study in 1974. Chapter 1, "Students and Their Schools," includes sections on teachers, grades and homework, the classroom, school discipline, courses, principals, guidance counselors, and three student activities (school sports, music, and student councils). Chapter 2, "After the Dismissal Bell," contains discussions of working students, community service and non-school organizations, and such leisure activities as sports, video games and computers, and television. Chapter 3, "The Homefront," focuses on students' relationships with their parents, family communications, and student attitudes in relation to parent attitudes. In chapter 4, "Politics and Values," what students consider to be bad influences and important world and national problems, as well as their views on American government and politics, national service, religious practices, social issues, criminal justice, education, and moral issues are examined. Chapter 5, "Future Moves," concludes the report by recording students' post-high school plans, including preferred careers, salary expectations, and plans for marriage and children. (JBM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Career Choice, Extracurricular Activities, Family Relationship, Goal Orientation, National Surveys, Politics, Secondary Education, Social Change, Social Indicators, Student Attitudes, Student School Relationship, Values, Youth, Youth Problems
Publications, National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.
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