TITLE

Ecological Patterns and Value Orientations in Lebanon

AUTHOR(S)
Armstrong, Lincoln; Bashshur, Rashid
PUB. DATE
September 1958
SOURCE
Public Opinion Quarterly;Fall58, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p406
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article explores ecological patterns and value orientations in Lebanon. This article presents two specific features, first, a method which has enjoyed some success in measuring certain ecological, demographic and valuational variables and second, data obtained by this method, in a study of Lebanese villagers, which show certain empirical relationships between ecological factors and social values. Rural Lebanon, particularly that part east of the coastal mountain range known as the Bekaa Valley, has much in common with other "underdeveloped" Middle East agricultural areas. This article offers an analysis of relationships between ecological changes suggested above and value orientations of the people undergoing those changes. This study has shown a marked tendency for value orientations to be positively related to such social factors as occupation, religion, rural-urban location and educational level. Differences between urban-type occupations and the rural agricultural occupations are significant for both analysis.
ACCESSION #
11952758

 

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