ERIC Number: ED106004
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
West Virginians in Their Own State and in Cleveland, Ohio. Summary and Conclusions of a Comparative Social Study. West Virginia University, Appalachian Center Information Report 3.
Photiadis, John D.
Nonmigrants, returned migrants, migrants living in Cleveland ghettos, and migrants living in Cleveland suburbs were studied in order to: (1) examine social and sociopsychological characteristics of West Virginians living in their own state and in Cleveland and (2) test the hypothesis that in order to satisfy societal expectations in terms of income and level of living, people often, regardless of fitness, move to the city where implementation of such expectations may be possible. In 1968 close to 1,700 male respondents from these four groups, matched in terms of age and education, were interviewed for information on: age, education, and income; occupational patterns; visitation and settlement patterns; way of life preferences; religious beliefs and participation; attitudes toward progress; reference groups and life satisfaction; and alienation and physical health. Findings indicated that migrants first moved to the ghetto, but moved on to the suburbs as they gained skills and urban competence; suburbanites (who were physically healthier, slightly older, more educated, and more skilled) valued family life more than those who remained in the ghetto, saw society as more orderly, and felt more a part of it than people in the other three groups; and the two Cleveland groups felt more a part of society than did the West Virginia groups. (JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Manpower Research.
Authoring Institution: West Virginia Univ., Morgantown. Appalachian Center.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio; Ohio (Cleveland)