ERIC Number: ED038197
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961-Jun
Reference Count: 0
North Carolina Rural Adjustment Studies. A Study of Farm Families and Their Level of Living-Income Patterns in Watauga County, North Carolina.
McCann, Glenn C.
The purposes of this 1961 study were to identify attitudes and goals of farm people in low income areas and to relate these factors and selected social and personal factors to patterns of adjustment to economic and situational conditions. The sample for the study consisted of 296 farm families in Watauga County, North Carolina. Results of the analysis indicated that family adjustment patterns were related to the following background variables: age of homemaker, age of male head, education of homemaker, education of male head, size of household, number of children away from home, family life cycle, family occupational category, and social participation of homemakers and male heads. Farm characteristics related to family adjustment patterns were size of farm, extent of farm-product change, extent of farm-use change, adoption of recommended farm practices, and amount of contact with the Extension Service. In addition, the attitude of the male head of family toward taking a nonfarm job was related to family adjustment patterns. The document is appended with narrative and tabular material relative to the study. (TL)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Attitudes, Educational Background, Family Characteristics, Farm Management, Farmers, Heads of Households, Homemakers, Living Standards, Low Income Groups, Population Trends, Rural Areas, Socioeconomic Influences, Surveys, Tables (Data)
Department of Rural Sociology, N. C. State College, Raleigh, N. C.
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Dept. of Rural Sociology.
Identifiers: North Carolina