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ERIC Number: ED398852
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Apr-4
Pages: 27
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Post-secondary Achievement: How Prepared Are Our Children?
Brown, Janis D.; Madhere, Serge
This study focused on identifying factors that would enhance the probability of college attendance among African-American students. These factors included parental involvement, high school curriculum track, the prestige of one's life goal, socioeconomic status, and amount of television viewing. Data were drawn from a random selection of 1,394 African-American high school sophomores participating in the longitudinal High School and Beyond survey. Discriminant analysis revealed that those desiring to attend college were enrolled in a college preparatory high school course, possessed high occupational aspirations, had parents highly invested in them, and experienced a relatively high Socioeconomic Status (SES). The data revealed that occupational aspirations possessed greater discriminating power than SES or curriculum track. It was concluded that the best avenue for improving students' chances for success depended upon active parental involvement beginning early and continuing through and beyond high school. Four tables contain statistical data on occupational goals, SES, parental involvement, and television viewing time. (Contains 23 references.) (Author/CK)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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