Study of High School Social Climates (The Adolescent Society)
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AbstractAttitude to school, education expectations and leisure interests ofHigh School students in Illinois as well as their parents. Sociometricdata on friends and family of schoolchildren and teachers. Topics: the data set contains two surveys of schoolchildren and onesurvey of parents. The schoolchildren were asked among other things:school situation; school activities; judgement on the school,classmates and teachers; leisure activities; social contacts;friendships; preferred types of music and performers; fashion style inthe reference group; consumption of semi-luxury foods, tobacco andalcohol; social origins; family situation; religiousness; influence ofparents on personal decisions; concepts of occupation; mobilityreadiness; interest in studies and preferred university; preferredpolitical party; automobile company; watching television. Beyond this school grades, the results of an intelligence test, andthe frequency of absence at school were recorded. Sociometric data: number of choices given and received at both timesof investigation; reference group system of the schoolchildren andmechanisms of conveying status. The schoolchildren were interviewed again about 6 months after thefirst survey (autumn) with a comparable questionnaire. The mail survey of parents was conducted by means of a comparablequestionnaire. Among other things they were asked: level of eductionalaspiration; attitude to school; school situation of children;memberships; social contacts.
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