Accession Number : AD0673904

Title :   SOCIAL AND CULTURAL ASPECTS OF DEVELOPMENT.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jul 67-30 Jun 68,

Corporate Author : HARVARD UNIV CAMBRIDGE MASS CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

Personal Author(s) : Inkeles,Alex

Report Date : JUL 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : A comparative study was made of the differential impact of varying modernizing settings on attitudes and values. The object of the research was to find out whether and how work in factories or similar enterprises changes attitudes, values and habits in the ways which are relevant to the individual's adjustment and contribution to a modernizing society. In the early stages of the study data were collected in the field in Chile, Argentina, Nigeria, Israel, India and Pakistan, and then punched and coded at Harvard. Preliminary analysis indicates that education is the single most important modernizing influence. Exposure to work in a factory does, however, run a strong second, as the prime influence. Surprisingly, urbanism is not a strong modernizing influence. A good income and exposure to mass media are also effective. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CULTURE, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY)), SOCIOLOGY, URBAN AREAS, EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT, BEHAVIOR, SOCIAL COMMUNICATION, SOCIOMETRICS

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE