ERIC Number: ED027134
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jan
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Status Orientations toward Family Development: A Racial Comparison of Adolescent Girls from Low-Income Rural Areas.
Obordo, Angelita S.
The general objective of the thesis was to determine whether or not differences existed in the status orientations toward family development held by Negro and white adolescent girls. A secondary objective was to ascertain if social class accounted for any racial differences observed. Data were obtained from a group-administered questionnaire given to high school sophomores in 3 rural, East Texas counties with a high proportion of Negroes and low-income families. The questionnaire contained a set of questions concerning aspirations and expectations toward family development. The conclusions derived were: (1) that race had little effect on the orientations of adolescent girls toward family size and occupational level of the future mate; (2) that race proved to be a significant factor in influencing orientations towards age at marriage, income level of the future husband, and work after marriage; (3) that race had an independent effect on both aspirations and expectations; and (4) that generally aspirations toward particular goals were lower than expectations of such goals. (CM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Aspiration, Blacks, Family Attitudes, Females, Grade 10, Low Income, Orientation, Racial Differences, Rural Areas, Status, Whites
Inter-library loan from Texas A & M Univ. Library, College Station, Texas 77843.
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Note: Master's Thesis submitted to Texas A & M Univ., Graduate College, January 1968.