ERIC Number: ED429668
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Attitudes and Opinions from the Nation's High Achieving Teens: 28th Annual Survey of High Achievers.
Who's Who among American High School Students, Lake Forest, IL.
This report details the 28th annual study to examine the attitudes of student leaders in U.S. high schools. Participating in the survey were 3,210 adolescents, primarily 16- and 17-year-olds, who had been featured in the 1997 edition of "Who's Who Among American High School Students." The report presents demographic information on the survey participants and provides tables of the survey results, including breakdowns by sex, race, type of school attended, and type of community. Findings are organized in the following sections: education; school violence; weapons; cheating in school; sexual behavior and attitudes; sexual harassment, assault, and date rape; cigarettes, alcohol, and drugs; future plans; the court system; honesty in American leaders; important influences; home life; happiness/depression; dieting, eating disorders, and self-image; cults; suicide; Internet usage; the nation's and their generation's greatest crisis; aspirations; prejudice; ethnic diversity, immigration, and Affirmative Action; abortion; volunteerism; quality of home life; and family meal time. A summary section highlights overall findings, which indicated that teens were more likely to base their choice of tobacco and alcohol products on a friend's recommendation rather than on advertisements, most acknowledge cheating on exams, a disturbing number had considered suicide, and many cited the decline of moral and social values as the greatest crisis confronting them and the nation.(KB)
Descriptors: Abortions, Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescent Behavior, Adolescents, Cheating, Depression (Psychology), Eating Disorders, Educational Environment, Expectation, Family Environment, High School Students, High Schools, Internet, Parent Child Relationship, Peer Relationship, Sexuality, Social Attitudes, Substance Abuse, Suicide, Tables (Data), Violence
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Who's Who among American High School Students, Lake Forest, IL.