Educational barriers of rural youth: Relation of individual and contextual difference variables

Matthew J. Irvin, Soo yong Byun, Judith L. Meece, Thomas W. Farmer, Bryan C. Hutchins

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

23 Scopus citations

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the relation of several individual and contextual difference factors to the perceived educational barriers of rural youth. Data were from a broader national investigation of students' postsecondary aspirations and preparation in rural high schools across the United States. The sample involved more than 7,000 rural youth in 73 high schools across 34 states. Results indicated that some individual (e.g., African American race/ethnicity) and contextual (e.g., parent education) difference factors were predictive while others were not. Extensions to, similarities, and variations with previous research are discussed. Implications, limitations, and suggestions for future research are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-87
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Career Assessment
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychology(all)
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Educational barriers of rural youth: Relation of individual and contextual difference variables'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this