Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline

Home Economics


This study was exploratory in nature and dealt with the aspirational levels of selected low-income families with dependent children in Angelina County, Texas. This study was designed to: 1. Ascertain aspirations of low-income families. 2. Ascertain families' preceptions of status, problems, and blocks to progress. 3. Determine resources available to low-income families to aid them in fulfilling their ambitions and desires. 4. Determine to what extent good management practices are used to obtain family goals. 5. Gain knowledge and deeper understanding of the sociological concepts that will provide new prespectives in understanding the problems involved in working with low-income families.

This study was not concerned with trying to present a typical description of the low-income families in terms of statistical facts. It was focused on the more elusive aspects of the social situation of these families — values, aspirations, expectation and goals, especially in reference to the implications that these phenomena have for working with low-income families.

Committee Chair/Advisor

Flossie M. Byrd

Committee Member

James E. Johnson

Committee Member

O. M. Thompson

Committee Member

J. W. Echols

Committee Member

G. H. Stafford


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View




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