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ERIC Number: ED421945
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Feb
Pages: 111
Abstractor: N/A
Generation 2001: A Survey of the First College Graduating Class of the New Millennium. Study No. 718287.
Krane, David; Cottreau, Amy
This report presents findings of a study of the attitudes of college freshmen who will likely graduate in 2001. Interviews with 2001 freshmen attending public and private four-year colleges and universities are analyzed in text and tables for the following topics: generational differences; beliefs and values; goals and aspirations; finances, social and political concerns; race relations; and a typical week for one member of the class of 2001 students. An executive summary highlights the following major findings: (1) students hold mixed views on generational differences; (2) although marriage and family are important, students are not "wed" to traditional values; (3) parents are students' most frequently named role models; (4) students have specific goals and are confident they will succeed; (5) about half of these students plan to enter the workforce immediately upon graduation; (6) helping others is a high priority, both in their current activities and career aspirations; (7) a minority of students cite high salary or prestige as career goals; (8) students have relatively little knowledge about vehicles for financial security; (9) students are split regarding the country's direction; (10) most students have a negative view of current race relations; and (11) sleeping and socializing take up most of these students' time. A section on the survey methodology and an annotated questionnaire are appended. (DB)
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co., 720 East Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co., Milwaukee, WI.
Authoring Institution: Harris (Louis) and Associates, Inc., New York, NY.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A