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The Educational and Occupational Attainment Process established a variation of the 1969 Wisconsin model to address the nature of attainment, and to satisfactorily answer whether the process of attainment is the same for women as men, and whether socioeconomic status plays a similar role for women in the process when examined from the same sociological perspectives as men. A sample was drawn from the National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972. The author used path analysis to estimate the direct ...
The Educational and Occupational Attainment Process established a variation of the 1969 Wisconsin model to address the nature of attainment, and to satisfactorily answer whether the process of attainment is the same for women as men, and whether socioeconomic status plays a similar role for women in the process when examined from the same sociological perspectives as men. A sample was drawn from the National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972. The author used path analysis to estimate the direct and indirect effects implied by the proposed model, and the effects of personal background characteristics were hypothesized to be manifested indirectly, mediated by high school academic performance and significant others' (parents, teachers, and peers) influence. This study revealed that the attainment process is basically the same for men and women and that privilege of social origins is just as important for women as men. Like the Wisconsin model estimation, the author shows that the key to occupational attainment is educational attainment, indicating a strong link between educational and occupational attainment in modern American society. Her results punctuate the paradox of women's superior high school performance, yet lower levels of educational and occupational aspirations, and educational attainment than men. This provides considerable evidence that the development and the maintenance of "educational ambitions" in high school experiences exert a pronounced influence on an individual's success chances in the adult and occupational world.
chapter 1 Introduction chapter 2 Review of Literature chapter 3 Methodology chapter 4 Results chapter 5 Discussion chapter 6 References chapter 7 Appendix A chapter 8 Index
Posted December 20, 2000
'The educational and occupational attainment process,' which was written by Yukiko Inoue, is an experiment study of factors indluencing status attinment in the U.S. The purpose of this study is to define educational attainment and occupational attinment among adolescents. In addition, the author intended to find the process, which women attain their status in this research. This study did focus on women's status attainment as well as men's. Therefore, the author stated three interesting points, which are 1)women in American higher education, 2)the status attainment process between men and women, 3)impacts of marriage and children. The result of this study would apply to today's adolescents, because 1)the attainment process is found to be similar for men and women, 2)the importance of educational aspiration is still the determinant of educational atttainment for American adolescents. This study makes its results so clear that American adolescents today can seek their way of attaining their status by reading this book. This study can be used for counseling adolescents, who are in the transition from high school to the occupational world. In additon, this study will help both scholars and students in the different countries to compare own country to the U.S. I enjoyed reading this book a lot, because I have all my educational background in Japan, so it caught my attantion in a great deal. It gave me a chance to get to know American adorescents, who are attaining their education and occupation. From my experience, I found out that the reason why educational attainment will guide students in the U.S. to occupational attainment is that American students tend to major, of which they can make use, for their occupation. That means that whatever they study in college will apply for jobs that they are interested in. This is a big differences between Japanese students and American students. People in the U.S. seem to enjoy their occupation and make full use of what they learned in college more than Japanese. I understood that people in the U.S. and Japan have different way of attaining their status. In the last, I was glad to have a chance to read this study, which make me think about the differences between American educational attainment system and Japanese educational attainment system. This book is highly recommended for those who want to succeed in the near future.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.