ERIC Number: ED274805
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Educational Interests of Mexican American Migrant Women.
Sletten, Rennae C. G.
A study examined the willingness of 101 Mexican American migrant women to attend school to train for a different job. Personal interviews were conducted with women in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and North Dakota. Overall, four-fifths of the respondents expressed a willingness to attend school in order to train for a different job. Chi-square analyses of the data indicated that of the five characteristics treated as independent variables three (age, education, and ability to speak English) were significantly correlated with a willingness to attend school, whereas two (family size and years in agriculture) did not appear to influence respondent's attitudes toward returning to school. According to the data collected, women who were younger, better educated, and better able to speak English were more likely to be willing to return to school. Of those respondents willing to return to school, 45 percent expressed an interest in professional and technical jobs, primarily in teaching and nursing. Jobs related to clerical and sales occupations elicited the second highest level of interest (30.7 percent). The two most-preferred training methods were on-the-job training and training for a skill at a vocational school. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Based on a Ph.D. dissertation, University of Wisconsin, 1981.