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Table 376. -  Percent of 1972, 1982, and 1992 high school seniors who felt that certain life values were "very important," by sex: 1972 to 1994
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                          |         Percent of 1972 seniors        |        Percent of 1982 seniors         | Percent of  1992 seniors
                          |________________________________________|________________________________________|_______________________________
          Value           |            |1974 (2 years|1976 (4 years|            |1984 (2 years|1986 (4 years|            |  1994 (2 years
                          |    1972    | after high  | after high  |    1982    | after high  | after high  |    1992    |   after high
                          |            |   school)   |   school)   |            |   school)   |   school)   |            |    school)
                          |____________|_____________|_____________|____________|_____________|_____________|____________|__________________
                          |Male |Female| Male |Female| Male |Female|Male |Female| Male |Female| Male |Female|Male |Female|Total|Male |Female
__________________________|_____|______|______|______|______|______|_____|______|______|______|______|______|_____|______|_____|_____|______
            1             |  2  |  3   |  4   |  5   |  6   |  7   |  8  |  9   |  10  |  11  |  12  |  13  | 14  |  15  | 16  | 17  |  18
__________________________|_____|______|______|______|______|______|_____|______|______|______|______|______|_____|______|_____|_____|______
                          |     |      |      |      |      |      |     |      |      |      |      |      |     |      |     |     |
Being successful in work .|86.5 | 83.0 | 81.2 | 74.9 | 80.3 | 69.7 |88.2 | 85.5 | 88.7 | 84.2 | 84.0 | 77.2 |89.0 | 89.6 |90.1 |89.9 | 90.3
Finding steady work ......|82.3 | 73.7 | 74.7 | 59.9 | 79.3 | 62.1 |88.0 | 84.4 | 87.4 | 83.3 | 84.2 | 76.3 |87.1 | 88.6 |89.7 |88.7 | 90.7
Having lots of money .....|26.0 |  9.8 | 17.8 |  9.1 | 17.7 |  9.4 |41.3 | 24.1 | 35.8 | 20.9 | 27.8 | 16.9 |45.3 | 29.4 |35.2 |39.5 | 30.9
Being a leader in the     |     |      |      |      |      |      |     |      |      |      |      |      |     |      |     |     |
  community ..............|14.9 |  8.0 |  8.5 |  4.4 |  9.2 |  4.2 |11.3 |  5.9 | 13.7 |  6.4 |  9.5 |  4.5 | --- |  --- | --- | --- |  ---
Correcting inequalities ..|22.5 | 31.1 | 16.6 | 18.2 | 16.2 | 17.1 |11.8 | 11.7 | 13.3 | 13.9 | 10.7 | 10.9 |17.0 | 23.6 | --- | --- |  ---
                          |     |      |      |      |      |      |     |      |      |      |      |      |     |      |     |     |
Having children ..........|  ---|  --- |  --- |  --- |  --- |  --- |37.0 | 47.0 | 42.7 | 56.3 | 41.4 | 56.2 |39.0 | 49.2 | --- | --- |  ---
Having a happy family life|78.6 | 85.7 | 83.1 | 86.7 | 84.2 | 86.4 |81.6 | 86.3 | 86.1 | 90.2 | 86.8 | 87.8 | --- |  --- | --- | --- |  ---
Providing better opportu- |     |      |      |      |      |      |     |      |      |      |      |      |     |      |     |     |
  nities for my children .|66.6 | 66.2 | 59.5 | 61.6 | 59.8 | 58.8 |71.0 | 68.7 | 72.1 | 69.9 | 68.4 | 67.4 |74.5 | 76.5 |90.5 |90.3 | 90.8
Living closer to parents  |     |      |      |      |      |      |     |      |      |      |      |      |     |      |     |     |
   or relatives ..........| 6.8 |  8.2 |  8.3 | 12.4 |  7.7 | 11.9 |15.0 | 15.7 | 15.6 | 20.1 | 12.9 | 19.8 |15.2 | 18.7 | --- | --- |  ---
Moving from area .........|14.3 | 14.6 |  8.3 |  7.4 |  6.7 |  6.4 |14.4 | 12.8 | 10.5 |  9.1 |  9.0 |  7.4 |20.7 | 20.1 | --- | --- |  ---
                          |     |      |      |      |      |      |     |      |      |      |      |      |     |      |     |     |
Having strong friendships |81.2 | 78.7 | 76.5 | 74.7 | 76.1 | 72.1 |80.4 | 79.1 | 80.1 | 79.7 | 76.5 | 75.0 |79.8 | 80.0 |87.6 |88.1 | 87.0
Having leisure time ......|  ---|  --- | 60.9 | 55.1 | 65.4 | 60.1 |70.2 | 68.8 | 74.5 | 72.0 | 70.1 | 68.9 |65.3 | 62.0 | --- | --- |  ---
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SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, "National Longitudinal Study," "High School and Beyond" surveys, and "National Education Longitudinal Study," second and third followup surveys. (This table was prepared June 1995.)


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