Date of Award

7-1-1987

Degree Type

Dissertation

University or Center

Atlanta University (AU)

School

School of Education

Degree Name

Ph.D.

First Advisor

Dr. Rudolph V. Green

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to determine how selected environmental factors of the family of origin correlate with the educational levels of adult family members. The sample consisted of 71 Black adult family members who were administered the Moos' Environment Scale and the investigator's interview form for measuring educational level. The four null hypotheses presented were found not to be statistically significant at the .05 level. There were no statistically significant correlations between the family of origin environment levels of cohesion, independence, achievement orientation, and intellectual-cultural orientation. The findings of this study have the potential of sensitizing investigators to the impact of selected environmental factors on the educational level of adult family members. The findings derived from this study seem to warrant that there is no statistically significant relationship between (a) family of origin environment level of cohesion and adult family members' educational level; (b) family of origin environment level of independence and adult family members' educational level; (c) family of origin environment level of achievement orientation and adult family members' educational level; and (d) family of origin environment level of intellectual-cultural orientation and adult family members' educational level.

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