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ERIC Number: ED102273
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Pages: 31
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Elements of Socialization Impeding or Facilitating Goal-Striving in the Lower-Class Black Family.
Dietrich, Katheryn Thomas
The purpose of this paper was to explore elements of socialization in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan lower-class black populations which might impede motivational development in the lower-class black child. One objective was to describe the nature of the following factors which may affect goal striving of the lower-class black youth: mothers' educational aspirations, educational expectations, and occupational expectations for their children; mothers' attitudes about educational and occupational achievement; mothers' attitudes about child-rearing; and cohesiveness of the black family units. Another objective was to determine the extent to which variation in these elements of socialization within the black lower-class populations could be explained by indicators of the families' relative articulations with American society's opportunity structures. The data utilized were collected in the summers of 1970 and 1971 from black wives residing in nonmetropolitan East Texas and metropolitan Houston, respectively. All respondents were interviewed by black female adults who had been trained by the researchers in interviewing procedure. The nonmetropolitan sample was drawn from a town of about 5,000 population. The metropolitan sample was comprised of residents of an economically disadvantaged, almost all-black ghetto. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Texas