- The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a relationship between reading achievement in Spanish and physical (somatic) adjustment, school adjustment, and social adjustment. This study also attempted to investigate if the groups non-migrants, migrants, return migrants, and circulatory migrants differed in the variables of reading achievement in Spanish, physical (somatic) adjustment, school adjustment, and social adjustment.
The sample consisted of 273 students from tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grades. All the students were administered the Interamerican Test of Reading, Spanish version, level 4, and the Cultural Adaptation Inventory.
A relationship was found between reading achievement in Spanish and school adjustment. Significant differences were found between non-migrant students with return migrants and with circulatory migrants on reading achievement in Spanish. Significant differences were found between non-migrant students with three migrant groups on vocabulary. In the speed of comprehension, there were significant differences between non-migrants and circulatory migrants.
There were no significant differences between groups in cultural adaptation. It is concluded that the school in Puerto Rico has been successful in providing activities which foster adjustment.
- Dissertation Note:
- Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University 1983.
- Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 45-01, Section: A, page: 1340.
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