ERIC Number: ED045905
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Factors in the Adjustment of Khashm El-Girba Tenants to a New Location and a New Type of Agriculture.
Abdelrahman, Ahmed Elamin
The main objectives of the study were: to analyze factors related to adjustment to resettlement; to find the relationship of attitudes to behavior in relation to two major social changes -- adjustment to new location and to a new type of agriculture; to identify the characteristics of unadjusted tenants; to identify the environmental elements associated with lack of adjustment by the tenants. Data were collected through personal interview of 267 tenants randomly selected from 25 villages in the resettlement project. The people were principally subsistence farmers with a limited section in commerce and trade. They had to be relocated because of the inundation of their region by the backing waters of Egypt's Aswan Dam. The unit of analysis was the individual. The data indicate three important facts: satisfaction and morals are based in part on the relationship between expectations and rewards; most of the environmental factors which are relevant to low adjustment are modifiable through specially designed programs; understanding of the attitudes of settlers may represent a key factor in the success of projects based on resettlement and the opening of new lands. (Author/NL)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Attitudes, Doctoral Dissertations, Environmental Influences, Farmers, Individual Characteristics, Interviews, Land Use, Moral Values, Projects, Rewards, Rural Resettlement, Social Change, Success
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Authoring Institution: Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY.
Identifiers: Aswan Dam; Egypt
Note: Ph.D. Thesis