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ERIC Number: ED131975
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Traditional and Urbanistic Values of Rural People and Their Relationship to Community of Residence.
Ryvkina, Rozalina Vladimirovna
The "urbanization level" in the attitudes of the rural population (n=2,000) in Novosibirsk province in the USSR was examined in terms of the relationship of values, needs, and preferences between the typical or "traditional" rural orientation and that of the typical urban orientation. The concepts of "traditional orientation" and "urbanistic orientation" were operationalized via attitudinal responses indicating like or dislike for rural or urban features. The criteria established for rural values were: natural conditions; calm pace of life; private economy; farm work; and habitual human relations. The criteria established for urban values were: strictly regular working hours; facilities for leisure; shopping facilities; public utilities; and transportation. Data were analyzed in terms of: valuations given to urban and rural life (likes and dislikes for city and country); valuations of work performed (degree of content and working hours); and preferences re: various kinds of dwellings (objective differentials and content). Results indicated: value of peace, nature, and private economy among residents of all types of communities; disparity between objective dwelling differentials and the degree of content with dwellings (the more urbanized areas complained more); work satisfaction by 77% of the respondents. (JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: USSR Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk.
Identifiers - Location: USSR