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The measurement of modernism : a study of values in Brazil and Mexico

Author: Joseph A Kahl
Publisher: Austin : Published for the Institute of Latin American Studies by the University of Texas Press, 1974.
Series: Latin American monographs (University of Texas at Austin. Institute of Latin American Studies), no. 12.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph A Kahl
ISBN: 029278354X 9780292783546 0292750196 9780292750197
OCLC Number: 1209691
Description: xii, 210 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface Chapter I. The Modernization of Values Traditional Society versus Modern Society Causes and Effects Values and Norms Career Values Three Men From Ideal Types to Variables The Components of Modernism Empirical Syndrome of Modernism Conclusions Chapter II. The Operational Definition of Modernism The Questionnaire The Samples The Scales Modernism I Stability of Modernism I in Subsamples Rotation of Axes Modernism II Conclusions Chapter III. Who Are the Modern Men? Component Value Scales Comparisons between Brazil and Mexico: Modernism III Comparisons with the United States Conclusions Chapter IV. Modern Values, Education, and Occupation From School to Job How Much Is an Education Worth? Why Do Boys Stay in School? The Prediction of Education by Father's Status and by Size of Town Values and Education Conclusions Chapter V. Modern Values and Fertility Ideals Fertility Ideals The Role of Values Family Structure in Brazil and Mexico Supporting Evidence on Family Structure Nonfamily Relationships A Theory of Causation Conclusions Chapter VI. Personal Satisfaction and Political Attitudes Job and Career Satisfaction Life Satisfaction Relations among the Three Indices of Satisfaction Satisfaction, Occupation, and Location Time Sequence: Satisfaction Relative to Aspiration Education, Occupation, and Satisfaction Income and Satisfaction Measures of Radical Orientation Status, Satisfaction, and Radicalism Mexican Manual Workers Mexican Nonmanual Workers The Ambivalent Mexican Conclusions Chapter VII. Work Attitudes The Wide Range of Views Specific Job Attitudes Rating by the Boss Conclusions Chapter VIII. Conclusions: Modernism and Development The Value Scales The Typical Modem Man Where Is the Modern Man? Validity of the Tools Values and Education Values and Family Size Satisfaction and Politics Work Attitudes Values: Means or Ends? Values and Economic Development Appendix A. Socio-Economic Status Social Stratification The Respondents' Status Indices Index of SES Measures of Parental Status Social-Class Identification Deviant Cases Time Sequence Multivariate Analysis of Identification Identification as an Intervening Variable Clerks versus Skilled Workers Conclusions Appendix B. Fathers and Sons: Intergenerational Mobility Rates of Mobility: Correlation Coefficients Father's SES, Son's Education, Son's SES Problems of Matrix Analysis of Occupational Mobility Matrices for Brazil and Mexico Education and Mobility Conclusions Appendix C. Portuguese Translation of Value Scales Appendix D. Spanish Translation of Value Scales Bibliography Index
Series Title: Latin American monographs (University of Texas at Austin. Institute of Latin American Studies), no. 12.
Responsibility: by Joseph A. Kahl.

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