Going steady among eighth-, tenth- and twelfth-grade youth

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Ann Boston Everett (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Daniel Hobbs

Abstract: There were two main objectives in this study: the present dating classification of eighth-, tenth-, and twelfth-grade students was described; four selected aspects of going-steady behavior were studied: age at which persons first went steady, age difference of persons who went steady, length of time each going-steady relationship lasted, and number of times persons had gone steady. Each aspect of going steady was analyzed by sex, grade in school, father's occupational class, and educational aspirations of subjects. Of the 372 subjects, 120 were eighth-graders, 164 were tenth-graders, and 88 were in the twelfth grade. Ages ranged from 13 to 20 and most of the subjects were living with both parents. When classified according to fathers’ occupations, the majority of eighth- and twelfth-graders were in Class II (the upper categories of the Bureau of Census) while the majority of tenth-graders were in Class I, the lower of the two classes.

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Language: English
Date: 1964

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