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Counseling for High Skills (CHS) Program Evaluation, 1994, 1995, and 1997: [Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, and Nebraska] (ICPSR 2757)

Principal Investigator(s): Hudis, Paula M.


This student survey focused on the ways students learn about and make plans for postsecondary education and employment. Individual high school students from 24 high schools in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, and Nebraska were surveyed. The data were collected via paper and pencil surveys administered by evaluators from MPR Associates or school staff, including counselors and teachers. The fall 1994 survey of 10th- and 12th-graders gathered information on student characteristics and on students' career and postsecondary education plans. The spring 1995 survey collected information on the previously-surveyed 12th-graders to update their plans as graduation neared. In spring 1997 the 12th-graders, who were surveyed as 10th-graders in 1994, were surveyed again. Survey topics included students' conversations with friends, parents, other relatives, teachers, guidance counselors, and other adults regarding postsecondary education and careers or occupations, goals for postsecondary education and employment, and plans for achieving those goals. Background information on respondents includes age, sex, race, parents' education, parents' employment status, and subject matter of courses taken.

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Study Description


Hudis, Paula M. COUNSELING FOR HIGH SKILLS (CHS) PROGRAM EVALUATION, 1994, 1995, AND 1997: [COLORADO, FLORIDA, IOWA, KANSAS, AND NEBRASKA][Computer file]. ICPSR version. Berkeley, CA: Management Planning Research Associates, Inc. [producer], 1999. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1999. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02757.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02757.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    career choice, career guidance, educational objectives, educational planning, employment, goals, high school students, high schools, life plans, student attitudes

Geographic Coverage:    Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, United States

Data Collection Notes:

(1) The data are provided as an SPSS export file. (2) This collection has not been processed by ICPSR staff. ICPSR is distributing the data and documentation for this collection in essentially the same form in which they were received. When appropriate, hardcopy documentation has been converted to machine-readable form and variables have been recoded to ensure respondents' anonymity. (3) The codebook is provided as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided through the ICPSR Website on the Internet.



Original ICPSR Release:   1999-08-20


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