Table 27. Percentage distribution of academic year 2009-10 ninth-graders, by years of planned high school mathematics and discussion of future plans and personal affairs: 2009

Years of planned high school math
Discussion of future plans and personal affairs One year   Two years   Three years   Four or
more years
Total  2.8 8.7 27.2 61.3

Talked about going to college with
Mother or female guardian1
Yes 1.8 7.4 25.9 64.9
No 5.6 12.4 31.6 50.5
Father or male guardian1
Yes 1.2 6.7 24.8 67.3
No 4.7 10.8 30.3 54.3
Friends
Yes 1.8 7.3 25.1 65.9
No 3.8 9.9 29.7 56.6
Favorite teacher
Yes 2.4 7.4 23.8 66.4
No 2.8 8.8 28.1 60.2
School counselor
Yes 1.8 7.8 24.0 66.4
No 2.9 8.7 27.9 60.4
None of these people
Yes 6.3 11.7 31.3 50.6
No 2.3 8.2 26.8 62.7

Talked about possible jobs or careers when you are an adult with
Mother or female guardian1
Yes 1.8 7.8 26.3 64.1
No 5.3 11.2 30.2 53.4
Father or male guardian1
Yes 1.4 6.8 25.7 66.1
No 4.4 11.0 28.8 55.7
Friends
Yes 1.9 7.3 25.9 64.8
No 3.6 10.1 28.7 57.5
Favorite teacher
Yes 2.1 6.5 24.4 67.0
No 2.8 9.1 27.9 60.3
School counselor
Yes 2.4 6.3 25.4 65.9
No 2.7 8.9 27.5 60.9
None of these people
Yes 5.8 9.8 30.1 54.3
No 2.4 8.4 26.9 62.2

Talked about personal problems with
Mother or female guardian1
Yes 2.1 7.7 25.9 64.3
No 3.3 9.7 29.0 57.9
Father or male guardian1
Yes 1.5 6.8 23.7 68.0
No 3.0 9.0 28.7 59.2
Friends
Yes 1.7 7.7 26.1 64.4
No 4.2 9.9 29.2 56.7
Favorite teacher
Yes 3.2 6.9 25.9 63.9
No 2.7 8.7 27.4 61.2
School counselor
Yes 3.3 9.4 26.4 61.0
No 2.7 8.5 27.4 61.5
None of these people
Yes 3.9 10.0 30.0 56.1
No 2.5   8.3   26.9   62.3
1 Students who did not have the appropriate parent/guardian were not included.
NOTE: All estimates are weighted by W1STUDENT. Totals may not fall within the range of categorical values due to differential item nonresponse. Details may not sum to 100 percent due to rounding. The survey item on planned high school mathematics does not include a response option for less than one year. The question on planned years of high school mathematics includes the student's current year.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09), Base-Year.