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ERIC Number: ED079010
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Mar-27
Pages: 26
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A Comparison Between Mexican-American and South American Students: A Cross-Cultural Study.
Escotet, Miguel A.
Addressing problem areas Mexican American students identify as important and differences between South American and Mexican American student problems, this research was guided by earlier work on cross-cultural methods and student problems. The study involved 1,189 high school and university students from Chile, Columbia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Colorado and Nebraska (U.S. sample solely Mexican American). The Spanish version of the Mooney Problem Check List indicated there were significant discrepancies between Latin and Mexican American problems. The most frequently indicated problem areas for Mexican Americans were: adjustment to high school or university work; finances; living conditions; employment; personal-psychological relations; morals and religion; and home and family. These differed from the Latin American concern for personal status in university work. Findings rejected the hypothesis that Mexican American student problems are similar to those of Latin Americans. (KM)
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Note: Paper presented at Comparative and International Education Society, 1973 National Convention, San Antonio, March 25-27, 1973