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ERIC Number: ED053853
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 157
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Immigrants from the Appalachian Region to the City of Columbus, Ohio: A Case Study.
Rico-Velasco, Jesus Antonio
The major purpose of the study was to provide information and test specific hypotheses about the causes and nature of the process of migration and the adjustment of Appalachian migrants to the city of Columbus, Ohio. In the study, the Appalachian region was approached not only as a geographic area but also as an ecological structure, a cultural region, and a sociological entity. The geographic area of Columbus which was selected comprised several city blocks in 2 census tracts having a large concentration of Appalachian migrants. Data were gathered by direct interview (using a prepared questionnaire) of 106 respondents randomly chosen from approximately 500 families. Measures were obtained for each respondent on a general adjustment scale, a community identification scale, and a community satisfaction scale. It was concluded that (1) the migrants moved from Appalachia because of lack of economic opportunities; (2) kinship linkage tended to direct migrants to those areas where their kin groups were already established; (3) most migrants had not had urban experiences prior to migrating; (4) Appalachian migrants felt motivated to conform to the norms and values of the urban society even though they live in residential propinquity within the recipient city; (5) educational attainment and expectations of permanent residence were correlated with the degree of adjustment of migrants to the urban culture; and (6) occupational status, income, age, and time spent in the city were not related to degree of adjustment to the urban setting. (JH)
Inter-Library Loan from Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio (Available on microfilm)
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Identifiers: Appalachia
Note: Master's thesis submitted to Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio