Factors affecting the adjustment of rural, Mexican American migrants to the urban environment : A case study in Houston, Texas



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The migration process studied in this thesis is that of rural, Mexican American migrants to Houston, Texas, The research focuses on the background experience of these migrants and on their problems of adjustment upon entering the urban environment. Special emphasis is placed on those variables which prove to be predictors of adjustment to the city. Twenty-two factors possibly associated with adjustment of rural, Mexican American migrants to urban life were Isolated. These were regressed on three measures of adjustment and the following factors were found to be predictors of the General Condition of the Hornet Residential Mobility, Residential Stability, Perceived Adequacy of the Home, Rent Subsidy, and Urban Experience, Job Stability predicted the migrants' reported Satisfaction with Houston. No factors predicted the Occupational Change of the migrants.



Mexican Americans, Urbanism