ERIC Number: ED073888
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May
Reference Count: 0
Socio-Economic and Other Variations Related to Rehabilitation of Mexican Americans in Arizona. Final Report.
In order to increase understanding of the Mexican American rehabilitant and to analyze the effectiveness of vocational rehabilitation services to them, this study was conducted in the central and southern sections of Arizona. Specific areas of study were (1) the general characteristics of Mexican American rehabilitants, (2) specific attitudes of the Mexican American which were most relevant to vocational rehabilitation, and (3) the outcome of rehabilitation services provided this group. The sample consisted of 153 Mexican Americans and 153 Anglo Americans who were matched on the basis of sex, age, type of disability, and former occupation. Those married to Mexican Americans but not one themselves, Latin Americans, and those not native-born white Americans were excluded. Interviews were conducted shortly after the applicant applied for vocational rehabilitation services and every 6 months thereafter for one year. The interviews were tape recorded. Analyzed statistically were 1,250 items which included the responses to the interview questions; data obtained from the Arizona Division of Vocational Rehabilitation; the results of an analysis of differences in goals, treatment, and attitudes; and the findings on lost cases. Some of the findings were (1) that there was no significant difference between the 2 groups in outcome in rehabilitation and (2) that no significant difference in status between the 2 groups existed at the completion of the rehabilitation process. (NQ)
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Research and Demonstration Grants.
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Univ., Tempe.