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ERIC Number: ED103730
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 27
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Decision Profiles of Mexican-Descent Families.
Baker, Georgianne
An exploratory study of decision-making in families of Mexican heritage was carried out in Phoenix, Arizona. A Normative model of decision rationality and measurement (Family Problem Instrument-FPI) was adapted from previous research. Tape-recorded data were provided by 27 families. Husbands and wives responded separately to family decision situations which were constructed and revised in several stages. Results indicated that attained decision rationality levels varied by problem area, by decision dimension, and by family role. In general, families reached a middle level of decision rationality, as measured within the limitations imposed by a normative model of decision-making. Based on the findings, family profiles or case studies were constructed. These may be useful to those interested in understanding dynamics of decision-making in families of Mexican descent. The research explored possibilities of interdisciplinary-intercultural-intercommunity research effort. A caution is that results of the data analysis are tentative, and do not generalize to families beyond the study group. (Author/BW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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