Perceived needs of senior high school students concerning adult roles and responsibilities in Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools : Charlotte, North Carolina

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Gwendola Williams Willis (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Mildred Johnson

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to determine the perceived needs of high school students concerning adult roles and responsibilities as a basis for curriculum planning. A stratified cluster sample consisting of students from grades 10, 11, and 12, and from three ability levels of instruction were chosen from each of the 10 senior high schools. A questionnaire was given to each student in the classes selected for the study. Of the 731 questionnaires returned, data from 671 were used for analyses. A clustering process was used to group the 52 item questionnaire. Seven clusters--Adult problem solving, Child care skills, Adult responsibilities, Family responsibilities, Occupational responsibilities, Social responsibilities, and Coping with family problems--were identified and used in the analysis of the independent variable. Coefficient studies were performed to obtain coefficients of reliability. Multiple analysis of variance was used to test the hypotheses. There were significant differences in five of the clusters between perceived needs of students and their ability level. Basic-level students expressed greater need for adult roles and responsibilities information than did regular and advanced students. There was a significant difference in two clusters between perceived needs and sex. Females indicated a greater need for information than did males. There were no significant differences in perceived needs between grade level, school attended, ethnic origin, student employed or not employed, mother employed and father employed.

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Language: English
Date: 1985
High school students $z North Carolina $z Charlotte
High schools $z North Carolina $z Charlotte $x Curricula

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