Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.)



First Advisor


First Committee Member

D. W. Chambers

Second Committee Member

W. Preston Gleason

Third Committee Member

Heath Lowry


The preset study was undertaken to collect data which would help to identify any changes that have occurred concerning the attitudes and perceptions to be found between the identified generations. The study will specifically attempt to find out whether the change has in any way given the female the opportunity to strive for greater educational accomplishment and potential than was true of previous generations.

Although some research has been conducted on the China-born Chinese and their American-born children whose birth dates fall between 1940 and 1949, few studies have been reported concerning the children of the China-born Chinese who are attending schools in San Francisco in 1966. Increasing assimilation and the fact that many families are moving away from Chinatown has brought about a period of transition during which it becomes necessary to know that specific changes have occurred in attitudes toward educational goals, in order to provide a basis for more effective guidance and counseling services.