ERIC Number: ED100540
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
An Analysis of the Occupational Adjustment of Spanish-Surname Youth from the Rural Southwest. Volume 3 of a Four Volume Final Report.
Henry, William F.; Miles, Guy H.
A 1972 follow-up study of 282 Spanish-surname and 176 Anglo youths who grew up in the rural Southwest analyzed data (results to be used to develop future Federal programs) on occupational and social adjustment. Surveyed 7 years after 8th grade graduation, each subject represented 1 of 14 rural counties with 10 percent or more Spanish-surname population. Areas surveyed included the changing rural environment, the rural education system, educational response, rural to urban migration, and occupational adjustment. Over 60 hypotheses developed from a previous study, "Perspectives of Adjustment: Rural Chicano Youth", were tested; some hypotheses were found to be valid, some invalid; others produced new factors. For example, the hypothesis that there was a stronger relationship among Chicano youth than among Anglo youth between family income and high school completion proved invalid; that more Chicano youths than comparable Anglos report feelings of discrimination and discriminatory employment practices proved partially valid (feelings of discrimination were valid, but almost no one in either group attributed employment difficulties to discrimination); that rural Chicano youths who migrate to the city obtain higher paying jobs than those remaining in rural areas proved valid, though the urban jobs were not more skilled. (JC)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Educational Assessment, Employment Opportunities, Hypothesis Testing, Labor Market, Longitudinal Studies, Mexican Americans, Occupational Aspiration, Rural Environment, Rural to Urban Migration, Rural Youth, Social Adjustment, Surveys, Tables (Data), Vocational Adjustment
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Star Research and Development Inst., Minneapolis, Minn.