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ERIC Number: EJ912841
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-1520-3247
"Holding on" or "Coming to Terms" with Educational Underachievement: A Longitudinal Study of Ambition and Attainment
Uno, Mayumi; Mortimer, Jeylan T.; Kim, Minzee; Vuolo, Michael
New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, n130 p41-56 Win 2010
Given mounting aspirations to graduate from college and pervasive difficulties in obtaining a four-year degree, growing numbers of young people in the United States have become "underachievers." Using data from the ongoing Youth Development Study, the authors examine the prevalence of "holding on" and "letting go" of high aspirations and the precursors of these states as youth move from high school through their mid-twenties. They find that advantage stemming from the family of origin and changing occupational circumstances engender persistence or reappraisal of earlier educational goals. (Contains 3 tables and 6 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Minnesota