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ERIC Number: ED193704
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 33
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Some Characteristics of Korean Immigrants in the Los Angeles Area: Initial Perceptions and Mass Media Uses.
Ryu, Jung S.
A total of 109 Korean immigrants completed either an English or Korean version of a nine-page questionnaire in a study of the characteristics, assimilation processes, and media usage of Korean immigrants to the Los Angeles, California area. The findings revealed that ambivalent attitudes prevailed among the immigrants. Most were not satisfied with their social status in the United States nor with the American people's attitudes toward them. Most, however, liked the American political system and the way of life. Nearly half showed some desire to return to Korea if possible, but most were either neutral about or unwilling to send their children there. Social contacts were limited to members of the Korean community; few Koreans visited Americans. Lacking a close relationship with American people, the Koreans used the mass media to fulfill their needs. Specifically, they used television to learn English, for information and entertainment, and to help them understand the American way of living; and newspapers to learn about the workings of the political system and to gain information about social activities. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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