ERIC Number: ED034639
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Attitudes and Values in a Rural Development Area: Van Buren County, Arkansas.
Folkman, William S.
The general purposes of this study were (1) to identify the complex of attitudes and values held by rural people in a designated Rural Development Pilot County and (2) to relate these to certain measures of economic and social adjustment. A sample of 139 families were assessed by the Straus Rural Attitude Profile and by a structured interview technique which provided information on economic factors and social status. The results indicated that change for its own sake or for purely economic reasons would not seem to have a very high priority, that rural living had a high value but farming as an occupation was dimly viewed, and that off-farm occupational opportunities in the vicinity would be welcomed. The analysis of value orientation through a study of factors determining social status revealed a configuration basically the same as that of the rest of the country, but with considerably less emphasis on success or achievement in the usual sense of these terms. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (DK)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, Fayetteville.
Identifiers: Arkansas; United States (South)