Educational aspirations and parental stress on college

David J. Bordua

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In this paper we present an analysis of variables related to the plans of ninth through twelfth grade students to attend college. The analysis has three major goals. The first is a consideration of the relationship of socioeconomic status, as measured by father’s occupation, sex, and religious affiliation to the respondents' college plans. The second concerns the mutual independence of the relationships discovered, e.g. the difference between the college aspirations of males and females with occupational level controlled. The third and principal goal is to investigate the degree to which parental stress on college can account for the group differences observed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)262
Number of pages1
JournalSocial Forces
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 1960
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • History
  • Anthropology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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