ERIC Number: ED084057
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Urban Indian Adjustment.
Stauss, Joseph H.; Chadwick, Bruce A.
The degree of economic, social, and psychological adjustment of urban American Indians residing in Seattle, Washington was investigated. The assumption that the 3 types of adjustment are highly correlated was assessed and hypotheses relating length of urban residence and "Indianness" (observable actions and physical characteristics) to urban adjustment were also tested. A random sample of 122 Indians and 525 whites who returned a mailed questionnaire during the spring and summer of 1973 were interviewed. The sample was selected from the telephone directory. Adjustment was determined by the individual's income, education, occupation, current employment status, number of friends, membership in social organizations, degree of political activity, number of arrests and legal problems, marital stability, and 4 standardized personality scales. It was discovered that (1) Indians were poorly adjusted economically and only slightly better adjusted socially and psychologically when compared to urban whites; (2) economic, social, and psychological adjustment were not associated; and (3) neither the length of time lived in the city nor "Indianness" were related to adjustment. (Author/NQ)
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Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.; National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Identifiers - Location: Washington; Washington (Seattle)