ERIC Number: ED085168
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Influence of Family Disability on Social Orientations of Homemakers Among Different Ethnic Populations: Southern Black, Western Mexican Farm Migrant and Eastern White Rural Families.
Jackson, Sheryl R.; Kuvlesky, William P.
The research explored whether or not the occurrence and degree of family disability introduced a distinguishable patterned set of social life views among homemakers and, if so, to what extent the patterns are general to different populations. Disability was defined as the inability to assume expected roles. Seven Mexican American migrant workers in California, 75 small town Blacks in East Texas, and 37 rural Whites in Vermont were studied. The social life orientation variables employed in this study were evaluation of life situation (relative to parents), improvement of life conditions (over last 5 years), life satisfaction, housing satisfaction, and marital satisfaction. Major conclusions were: (1) the occurrence of membership disability has a tendency to negatively influence, to a very limited extent, evaluations of levels of positive evaluation of improving life circumstances; (2) the occurrence of membership disability does not produce a negative impact on perceived life satisfactions; and (3) the level of disability among disabled families does not influence the views homemakers have of life progress and social satisfactions. (KM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Cooperative State Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Texas Agricultural Experiment Station.; Prairie View A and M Univ., TX.
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Home Economics Association, Atlantic City, June 1973