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ERIC Number: ED049860
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
Pages: 171
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The Mexican-American Value System in an Urban Environment.
Ewing, Kern
The study was designed to investigate the Mexican American value system in an urban environment. The target population consisted of Mexican Americans and Anglo Americans in census tract 3, a section of what is known as the Arnett-Benson neighborhood in Lubbock, Texas. The problem was stated in the form of 2 questions: (1) to what extent are differences in Mexican American value orientations found to exist when the variable of urban-rural residence is taken into account and (2) to what extent have urbanized Mexican Americans come to resemble either urban or rural Anglo Americans with respect to value orientations. Four hypotheses were tested using a research instrument written in Spanish and English, specifically designed for cross-cultural testing. Three significant findings were revealed: (1) that the value system of the urban Mexican American had changed in the transition from a rural to an urban environment, (2) that the value system of the urban Anglo American had not changed in the transition, and (3) that, using the criteria of the value-orientation analysis, differences between the urban Mexican American and the urban Anglo American were not significantly discernible. The document includes an explanation of the statistical methods used in data analysis, as well as tables and graphs. (EJ)
Inter-Library Loan from Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
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Note: Master's Thesis submitted to Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas