Sociocultural Factors as a Deterrent to Students’ Pursuit of the Sciences

  • Sigfredo Maestas


Much of the area of the southwestern United States is one of vast expanses, clear blue skies, and impregnable solitude. Young women and men in some localities of this region can live their formative years only moderately influenced by the Atomic Age. In many instances, fathers and mothers of the current generation of college students in this area came to know the Industrial Revolution firsthand only during and immediately following World War II. Among these inhabitants of the Southwest are Mexican-Americans and American Indians, who formerly constituted a majority of the population of this largely uninhabited land.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sigfredo Maestas
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  1. 1.Dean of Academic AffairsNew Mexico Highlands UniversityLas VegasUSA

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