A cultural model of life goals for young men in the Roanoke Valley

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dc.contributor DeCaro, Jason A.
dc.contributor Oths, Kathyrn S.
dc.contributor Nelson-Gardell, Debra M.
dc.contributor.advisor Dressler, William W.
dc.contributor.author DeMoss, Lessye Joy
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-01T17:24:31Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-01T17:24:31Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0001948
dc.identifier.other DeMoss_alatus_0004M_12413
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/2368
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract Parents and educators might assume that young people understand the expectations of adulthood by the time they achieve their majority. In a rapidly changing cultural scene, this may not be the case. To address the question of whether young men share a cultural model on their pathway to adulthood, forty-four men, aged 19-25, were interviewed in the Roanoke Valley during the summer of 2014. Through free-listing interviews, pile-sorting and surveys, the researcher elicited a set of goals these young men share. General agreement did emerge that they should be building good character, seeking direction, achieving financial independence, and avoiding trouble.
dc.format.extent 126 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Cultural anthropology
dc.title A cultural model of life goals for young men in the Roanoke Valley
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Anthropology
etdms.degree.discipline Anthropology
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level master's
etdms.degree.name M.A.


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