Portland State University. Department of Sociology
Lee J. Haggerty
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Sociology
1 online resource (72 p.)
Urban sociology, City and town life
The debate over what factors actually influence behaviors and attitudes of urban residents is the impetus which generated the idea behind this study. Urban literature suggests several explanations for attitudes including for example, alienation and anemia. These same explanations are assumed to influence behaviors such as: 1) smaller number of children, 2) involvement in voluntary organizations, 3) specialized voting behavior and 4) less kinship contact.
Allen, John Conrad III, "The utility of alternate theoretical conceptualizations of "urban environment" in explaining variation in attitudes and behaviors" (1983). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3229.