Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Sociology and Anthropology
Dr. Albeno P. Garbin
Sociological studies have demonstrated the need for further investigation of voluntary membership patterns in community organizations and clubs. Some investigators of the problem have had to work within limitations due to the nature of their data. In some instances, the sampling procedures did not provide adequate data. In other instances, if the samples were representative, the findings related to limited universes such as a small community, a single city, or a single social class. Preliminary to an adequate understanding of voluntary associations and their relationships to other social processes, it is necessary that further studies be instituted on the various segments of the culture. The role of voluntary associations in the organized life of important subcultures such as racial, regional, or occupational is a relatively unexplored area at this time. In this study, the concern is directed toward partially eliminating our lack of knowledge of important subcultures by investigating voluntary membership and participation of an occupational subculture, namely, a military group.
Laughlin, Vivian Lucille, "Voluntary Association Membership and Participation of a Military Group" (1964). Student Work. 1969.
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