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ERIC Number: ED016544
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Aug-26
Pages: 25
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Reference Count: 0
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CONGRUENCE OF MIGRATION EXPECTATIONS AND PERFORMANCES--A LONGITUDINAL APPROACH.
BOHLEN, JOE M.; YOESTING, DEAN R.
A STUDY CONDUCTED IN 1948 ACCUMULATED THE MIGRATION EXPECTATIONS AND BACKGROUND CHARACTERISTICS OF 157 SENIORS FROM 9 RURAL HIGH SCHOOLS IN NORTH CENTRAL IOWA. THESE SAME RESPONDENTS WERE REINTERVIEWED IN 1956 AND AGAIN IN 1967 (152 AND 143 RESPECTIVELY RESPONDED FOR THE 2ND AND 3RD INTERVIEWS), CONCERNING THEIR MIGRATION PERFORMANCES AT THOSE PERIODS OF TIME. THE PURPOSES OF THIS PAPER WERE--(1) TO ANALYZE FACTORS RELATED TO MIGRATION PERFORMANCES OF A SAMPLE OF RURAL YOUNG PEOPLE, AND (2) TO DETERMINE THE FACTORS RELATED TO AGREEMENT (CONGRUENCY) BETWEEN MIGRATION EXPECTATIONS AND PERFORMANCES. THROUGH ANALYSIS OF DATA FROM THE ABOVE CITED STUDY, IT WAS FOUND THAT OF THE 64 PERCENT OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAD MADE A DECISION CONCERNING THEIR MIGRATION EXPECTATIONS IN 1948, NEARLY 80 PERCENT ACHIEVED THEIR GOAL BY 1967. THOSE WHO PLANNED TO MIGRATE FROM THEIR HOME COMMUNITIES HAD THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF CONGRUENCY BETWEEN MIGRATION EXPECTATIONS AND PERFORMANCES. OF THOSE WHO WERE UNDECIDED CONCERNING MIGRATION EXPECTATIONS, 40 PERCENT REMAINED IN THEIR HOME COMMUNITIES AND 60 PERCENT MIGRATED TO OTHER AREAS. THE DATA ALSO INDICATED THAT SEX, MIGRATION EXPECTATIONS, AND COLLEGE ASPIRATIONS WERE RELATED TO MIGRATION PERFORMANCE. THIS PAPER WAS DELIVERED AT THE RURAL SOCIOLOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING HELD IN SAN FRANCISCO, AUGUST 26-28, 1967. (ES)
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Authoring Institution: Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames.
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