ERIC Number: ED024507
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 No. 3.
Fuller, Gerald R.; Phipps, Lloyd J.
One aspect of Project REDY (Rural Education-Disadvantaged Youth) was to identify elements of family living which were satisfying to residents of an economically depressed rural area in Southern Illinois. McVoy's Wants and Satisfaction scale was administered to 115 family heads to determine the degree to which certain wishes and interests of families residing in the area were satisfied. Four major areas of family living were examined: residence; consumer goods; family welfare; and social participation. It was found that there are aspects of rural life which are very satisfying to rural people, even to those who are severely disadvantaged; there are also certain aspects of rural life which are less satisfying. It was concluded that American society should accept the moral responsibility for improving the depressed rural areas rather than attempting to cast rural people into the mold of urban society. If rural area redevelopment is concerned with the psychological health of rural inhabitants, it should initially focus upon felt needs of the rural inhabitants. As the weaknesses of depressed rural area life are improved, families will readjust their major goal standards upward. A bibliography concludes this report. Related documents are RC 002 834 and RC 002 835. (SW)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Experimental Programs, Family Involvement, Family Life, Participant Satisfaction, Poverty Areas, Rural Areas, Rural Education, Rural Family, Social Class, Social Structure, Statistical Data, Vocational Education
Rurban Educational Development Laboratory, 357 Education Building, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801.
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers: Illinois; McVoys Wants and Satisfaction Scale; Project REDY