ERIC Number: ED122992
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
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Attitudes of Indiana Townspeople Towards Migrants.
Sciara, Frank J.
In April 1975, a survey of community attitudes toward migrants was conducted in a small Indiana town in Henry County (population 450). A random sample of 19 males and 16 females, ranging in age from 20 to 60, reacted to a specially constructed 12 item Likert-type opinion poll. Items covered the areas of minimum wage, food stamps, camp supervision, child care, medical and dental assistance, welfare assistance, and education. Options following a statement were: strongly agree, agree, undecided, disagree, and strongly disagree. Results indicated confused attitudes toward migrants. On one hand, respondents favored the minimum wage law for migrants; food stamps, if eligible; and State supervision of the migrant camps. On the other hand, these same respondents did not favor welfare assistance to qualified migrants, free medical and dental assistance, or free or inexpensive child care services for their children. A check of the responses of males and females in the sample, for the most part, showed little difference in the way each sex responded. Differences were noted on two statements: 12 of the 16 females agreed that child care should be provided while most of the males disagreed; and most of the males disagreed that Spanish should be taught to migrants in school while most of the females were undecided. (Author/NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Indiana