ERIC Number: ED022966
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Development of Human Resources Through a Vocationally Oriented Educational Program for Disadvantaged Families in Depressed Rural Areas. Degree to Which Families are Satisfied with Selected Aspects of Family Life in an Economically Depressed Rural Area. Interim Report 3.
Fuller, Gerald R.; Phipps, Lloyd J.
To identify aspects of family living which were satisfying to residents of low income areas 84 families representative of the total population of an economically depressed rural area and 31 severely disadvantaged families were interviewed. Some findings were: (1) Approximately 87 percent of families living in the area and 74 percent of the severely disadvantaged families considered themselves as not being greatly dissatisfied with family life, (2) Residents of economically depressed rural areas have low aspirations for economic success and derive their primary satisfaction from non-economic aspects of family living, (3) Families tended to value thing-oriented aspects of family living more than the people-oriented aspects, (4) They placed a higher value on consumer goods than on residences, and (5) They tended to value the aspects of social participation slightly more than family welfare. It would appear that the families living in the depressed rural areas have adjusted their value system so that they are able to gain the greatest satisfaction from those things which are most available to them. Additional reports of this series are available as VT 007 127 and VT 007 126. (DM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers: Illinois; Project REDY