Present highschool college students are optimistic about their possibilities of experiencing future life outcomes, together with having a well-paying profession, proudly owning a house and having fun with good well being, in keeping with a new report from ACT. The report additionally means that college students imagine they’ve many optimistic issues to stay up for regardless of the challenges and stress of the pandemic.
Highschool college students have been typically optimistic concerning the future, with a median score of 4.01 on a 1-to-5 scale, aligned with the size’s “excessive” possibilities class, and greater than 80 % of scholars reporting excessive ranges of optimism that their lives would end up effectively over all.
Black college students had greater estimated possibilities of experiencing future outcomes, on common, than did college students in different racial/ethnic teams. No matter household revenue, Black college students reported the best estimates, on common, of the possibilities of having a greater life than their mother and father had or of their kids having a greater life than they’ve had.