ERIC Number: ED121508
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr-9
Reference Count: N/A
Residence Projections of Mexican-American Youth from the Border Area of South Texas: A Study of Changes Over Time.
Monk, Phillip M.; Medina, Dennis
The study assessed the stability or change in the residential orientations of rural Mexican American youth living near the Texas-Mexico border, examined changes in the local social and economic environment, and made some predictions as to their effects on the students' dispositions. In the springs of 1967 and 1973, questionnaires were administered to all sophomores in 5 South Texas high schools located in Dimmit, Zapata, and Starr Counties. There were 341 respondents in 1967 and 379 in 1973. Although the questionnaire used in 1973 asked for additional information on labeling, migrant status, and value orientations, the variables used in the analysis were identical in wording and occurred in the same order on both instruments. Variables used were: residence aspiration and expectation, anticipatory goal deflection, aspiration intensity, and expectation certainty. Due to the large increase in "no information" on the questionnaires, two sets of Chi Square computations were done. The first set included the "no information" cells; and the second set had the "no information" frequencies deleted. Some findings were: both males and females decreased in urban expectations over the six year span; males showed a slight increase in farm aspirations from 1967 to 1973; both sexes increased in certainty of their residential expectations; and females expected urban residence more than males in both years. (NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Cooperative State Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Texas Agricultural Experiment Station.
Identifiers - Location: Texas