ERIC Number: ED111551
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug-21
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Residential Shifts and Ethnicity: A Study of Adjustment of Household Heads Recently Moved from Farms to Small Towns in Central Arizona.
Leonard, Olen E.
The study surveyed the magnitude of the adjustment process for a sample of Anglo, Mexican American, Black, and American Indian families that had recently shifted their residences from farms to small towns in the western, irrigated sections of Pinal County, Arizona. Data were obtained from 374 (78 Anglo, 102 Black, 98 Mexican American, and 96 Indian) male heads of unbroken households, under 60 years of age, able to work, who had lived in the county for 12 months or longer, and were employed as farm workers or had been so employed within the past 10 years. Analysis involved cross classification of data into numerous contingency tables as well as scales and indexes. Scales utilized involved (1) material possessions, (2) the awareness of informants of certain local organizations and activities, and (3) statements concerning satisfaction with the urban environment and its correlates as they had experienced them. Among the findings were: (1) attitudes of Blacks and Anglos were more closely related to each other than to the other groups; (2) relatively more Mexican Americans and Indians remained in farmwork after moving into the towns; and (3) Mexican Americans demonstrated a higher level of satisfaction with their new residence even though they were still concentrated in farm occupations. (NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Arizona