National School Leavers Survey, 1977
Data CreatorUniversity of Edinburgh. Centre for Educational Sociology.
PublisherUniversity of Edinburgh. Centre for Educational Sociology
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CitationCroxford, Linda. (2014). National school leavers (1975/76) survey, 1977, 1977 [Dataset]. University of Edinburgh. Centre for Educational Sociology. https://doi.org/10.7488/ds/54.
DescriptionThe 1977 survey comprised 40 percent of young people who left Scottish secondary schools in 1975-6, including independent and grant-aided schools, but not special schools. It was designed as part of a “Collaborative Research Programme” which enabled participation in research by a wide range of people interested in education, including teachers, careers officers and administrators. The survey covered a broad range of school leavers, including 'non-certificate' pupils as well as those with Highers and O-grade qualifications, and was designed to collect data for analyses of local topics of interest to collaborators; ie the data should be able to support studies of particular areas, subjects, types of institution or jobs, and so on. Major variable categories include: survey administration, demographic variables, H and O subjects, academic history and results, attitudes to schooling, study habits, discipline, reasons for leaving, work, recreational facilities, further education.
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