Study of High School Social Climates (The Adolescent Society)

Coleman, James S. (University of Chicago, Ill.)
Attitude to school, education expectations and leisure interests of High School students in Illinois as well as their parents. Sociometric data on friends and family of schoolchildren and teachers. Topics: the data set contains two surveys of schoolchildren and one survey of p...
published 1972, Version 1.0.0
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1.0.0

Language of Resource

English

Title

Study of High School Social Climates (The Adolescent Society)

Creator

Coleman, James S.

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Publication Date

1972

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Contributors

University of Chicago, Ill.
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Methods

Sample

Sampled Universe
Schoolchildren in 10 selected High Schools in Northern Illinois
Sampling
Non-probability: Purposive; Sampling Procedure Comment: Sample

Time Dimension

  • Longitudinal: Panel

Collection Mode

  • Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
  • Written survey in a group situation and mail survey

DataSets and Files

  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 9235

Description

  • Abstract

    Attitude to school, education expectations and leisure interests of High School students in Illinois as well as their parents. Sociometric data on friends and family of schoolchildren and teachers. Topics: the data set contains two surveys of schoolchildren and one survey 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 in the reference group; consumption of semi-luxury foods, tobacco andalcohol; social origins; family situation; religiousness; influence of parents on personal decisions; concepts of occupation; mobility readiness; interest in studies and preferred university; preferredpolitical party; automobile company; watching television. Beyond this school grades, the results of an intelligence test, and the frequency of absence at school were recorded. Sociometric data: number of choices given and received at both times of investigation; reference group system of the schoolchildren and mechanisms of conveying status. The schoolchildren were interviewed again about 6 months after the first survey (autumn) with a comparable questionnaire. The mail survey of parents was conducted by means of a comparable questionnaire. Among other things they were asked: level of eductional aspiration; attitude to school; school situation of children;memberships; social contacts.

Note

Survey unit: students###

Coverage

Temporal Coverage

  • 1957 / 1958

Geographic Coverage

  • Illinois (US-IL)

Relations

Alternative Identifiers

  • ZA1196 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)

Publications

  • Coleman, James S.: The Adolescent Society: The Social Life of the Teenager and its Impact on Education. New York: The Free Press 1961.
  • Kappelhoff, Peter: Die Bestimmung und Charakterisierung primärer Umwelten mit Hilfe soziometrischer Daten im Rahmen eines Mehrebenenmodells. Köln, Universität, Wirtschafts- und Sozialwiss. Fak., Diss., 1974.

Update Metadata: 2022-08-18 | Issue Number: 96 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22