Date of Award:

1962

Document Type:

Dissertation

Degree Name:

Doctor of Education (EdD)

Department:

Psychology

Advisor/Chair:

Walter R. Borg

Abstract

Grouping students with in the school setting has long been a concern to all those associated with the educative process. Much investigation has been devoted to the position of level of aspiration as influential motive forces for educational, occupational, and social achievement. Many avenues of grouping have been investigated and some very thoroughly. However, research concerning grouping in relation to level of aspiration in the school setting appears to be extremely limited. This study is designed to further investigate this issue. It might be said that this study consists of essentially two phases: (1) the development of instruments for measuring classroom aspiration, social aspiration, and educational aspiration; and (2) the determination of level of aspiration relationships which exist between junior high school boys grouped on the basis of ability and those randomly assigned to a classroom.

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