ERIC Number: ED039957
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Sex Role Determinants in Attitudes Toward Education Among Mexican-American Adolescents. Final Report.
Ramirez, Manuel, III; Taylor, Clark L.
The final report on a behavioral research study conducted in Sacramento, California deals with some aspects of the cultural value systems of the Mexican American secondary and junior high school students in relation to their educational environment as compared to Anglo American students. The investigators attempted to identify areas of conflict common to Mexican American children but not common to Anglo American children of comparable ability and economic background. Utilizing an attitude scale, a word-association test, cumulative file data, and standard statistical analysis techniques with a population of 300 Mexican American and 300 Anglo American boys and girls, it was concluded that there are numerous significant differences between males and females of the 2 subcultures when related to teachers and the educational environment. Additionally, the investigators cited recommendations which they felt would tend to reduce areas of potential cultural conflict within an educational environment involving Mexican American secondary students. (AL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Analysis of Variance, Anglo Americans, Culture Conflict, Educational Discrimination, Educational Environment, Junior High School Students, Low Income, Mexican Americans, Potential Dropouts, Psychological Needs, Secondary School Students, Sex Differences, Social Attitudes, Social Values, Student Attitudes, Student Needs, Teacher Role
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Sacramento State Coll., CA.