ERIC Number: ED025347
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Family Factors in Migration Plans of Youth, High School Seniors in St. Lawrence County, New York.
Crawford, Charles O.
Analyses of data obtained from 790 questionnaires collected from a sample of public high school seniors in a relatively low income, sparsely settled county in northern New York State in May, 1962, revealed some of the effects of 2 family systems--the immediate family and the extended family--on the migration planning of high school seniors. Hypotheses were formulated and tested with regard to the family functions of social-psychological support, economic support, and communication with relatives in other communities. When family members or relatives performed these functions, planning by youth to migrate was significantly more likely than when no family member performed these functions. Migration planning was also more likely when both family systems, rather than one, performed the functions. Little confirmation was given to the proposition that the immediate family was more important than other relatives in effecting plans to migrate. It was emphasized that while attachment to the immediate family was a barrier to migration, family support could overcome its effects. (SW)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Family Counseling, Family Influence, Family Role, High School Seniors, Hypothesis Testing, Migration, Mobility, Relocation, Rural Areas, Statistical Data, Student Mobility
Dep. of Rural Soc., Cornell Univ. Agr. Exp. Sta., Ithaca, N.Y. 14850, (Single copy free, additional copies $0.25 each)
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. Coll. of Agriculture at Cornell Univ.
Identifiers: New York; New York (Saint Lawrence County)