Social determinants of educational aspirations
The main problem of this study was the exploration of the relationship between self concept and educational aspirations. Related problems were the investigation of the relationships of self concept and educational aspirations to (1) race, (2) sex, (3) socio-economic level, (4) religious background, (5) family size, (6) grade average, (7) grade level, and (8) parent’s educational level completed. The self was measured by the Tennessee Self Concept Scale. Five-hundred and seventy-eight students participated from the Muncie School system and the Mount Pleasant Township School System. The ten variables listed above were used in this study with the variable self concept broken down into the following four sub-variables, (1) family self, (2) social self, (3) total variability, (4) total row variability.