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ERIC Number: ED044208
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961
Pages: 184
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Occupational and Educational Levels of Aspiration of Mexican-American Youth.
De Hoyos, Arturo
Studies of levels of aspiration have made some important contributions to the understanding of the relationship between social structure and personality. In this type of study, however, minority groups have almost been neglected. The present study was designed to investigate the differentials in levels of occupational and educational aspiration of Mexican American youths in Lansing, Michigan. Of great importance to the study of the social structure of the target population are the changes (1) from mostly rural to mostly urban environment; (2) from seasonal, agricultural work to industrial, urban employment; and (3) from a position of subordination typical of the Southwest to one of greater social equality in the North. The main proposition, in the form of 11 hypotheses, was that the level of occupational and educational aspiration of Mexican American youths was positively correlated to acculturation to the dominant society. At the conclusion, it is noted that the data are not sufficient to determine whether the high level of social aspiration of the sample is a manifestation of their identification with the values of the dominant society or a manifestation of external imitation of those values. (EJ)
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Identifiers: Michigan
Note: Doctor's dissertation submitted to Michigan State University, East Lansing