ERIC Number: ED188817
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Reference Count: 0
Factors Related to the Resettlement of Migrant Adults in New York State.
Neale, Laura B.
The study explored factors related to the resettlement of migrant adults in New York State. Differences among groups of resettled, intrastate, and interstate migrant adults were analyzed in the areas of formal education received, reading achievement, attitudes toward reading, and cultural and socioeconomic factors chosen as important reasons for resettlement. Two questionnaires developed by the researcher aided in this study. Possible relationships between attitudes toward reading and reading achievement, between reading achievement and formal education, and between attitudes toward reading and sex were explored. Significant differences were reported among the three groups in years of formal education completed. Also, significant differences were reported for 18 of the 20 socioeconomic and cultural reasons for resettlement which were tested. Based on the results of the study, the researcher concluded that the majority of the 81 migrant adults sampled aspired to careers other than in agricultural labor for themselves and for their children. It was also a conclusion that they must overcome low levels of educational attainment and even lower levels of reading achievement in order to realize these goals. (Author/AN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Attitude Measures, Cultural Influences, Educational Attainment, Educational Attitudes, Migrant Children, Migrant Education, Migrant Problems, Migrants, Occupational Aspiration, Questionnaires, Reading Achievement, Reading Attitudes, Relocation, Retraining, Socioeconomic Influences, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New York
Note: Master's Thesis, State University College of New York at Brockport.