ERIC Number: ED034621
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Changes in Attitudinal Characteristics of Migrant and Ex-Migrant Workers Involved in Adult Education. Final Report.
New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque. Coll. of Education.
To ascertain and assess the changes in social and attitudinal characteristics among migrant and ex-migrant workers because of participation in adult education programs, a sample of 208 subjects were randomly selected from the Southwest. The selection was made from 3 program groups--adult basic, vocational, and pre-vocational education. Each subject was administered a pre- and post-test on the California Test of Personality, Muncy's Scale of Acculturation, Winslow's Scale of Alienation, the MSU Work Beliefs Checklist, and Haller's Occupational Aspiration Scale. The complete analysis produced several significant results both in change within each group and differences in change between groups. The study suggests that adult education projects should anticipate and try to enhance the observed attitudinal changes as measured by the California Test of Personality. Changes in attitudes as observed in this study should result in the student being more capable of functioning in the Anglo middle class culture and this should be one of the aims of any adult education program. (DK)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque. Coll. of Education.