ERIC Number: ED046572
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jan
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Rural New Mexicans: Their Educational and Occupational Aspirations.
The study tested a general hypothesis that there is a positive relationship between amount of experience in an educational-occupational program and level of occupational and educational aspirations. Two other hypotheses were tested: (1) that there is a relationship between general beliefs which tend to affect ability to adapt to urban economic life and the amount of experience in an educational-occupational program and (2) that there is a relationship between level of occupational and educational aspirations, general beliefs which tend to affect ability to adapt to urban economic life, and school attitudes and family values and norms. The sample comprised 200 rural subjects: 110 students and 90 adults. Two adult groups (the experimental groups) either had received home construction training or had had their houses improved, while 2 adult control groups were similar in significant characteristics but had not participated in house renovation programs. The 2 groups of students resided in the homes of these adults. Instruments used in the study were Haller's "Occupational Aspiration Scale," Michigan State University's "Work Beliefs Check-List," and 2 scales devised by the investigator. Data were analyzed using 1-way and 2-way analyses of variance and analysis of covariance. It was found that a positive relationship exists between amount of experience in an educational-occupational program and level of occupational and educational aspirations. (LS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, Las Cruces, NM.