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ERIC Number: ED003067
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Jun
Pages: 279
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THE POLITICAL SOCIALIZATION PROCESS--THE CASE OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN JAMAICA.
LANGTON, KENNETH P.
INQUIRY INTO THE PROCESS, AS MEDIATED THROUGH VARIOUS SOCIAL AGENCIES, BY WHICH AN INDIVIDUAL ACQUIRES POLITICALLY RELEVANT ATTITUDINAL DISPOSITIONS AND BEHAVIOR PATTERNS WAS THE PROBLEM OF THE STUDY. THE HYPOTHESIS WAS THAT FAMILY STRUCTURE WOULD HAVE A DIFFERENT EFFECT UPON THE SOCIALIZATION OF THESE ATTITUDES. DATA REGARDING THE SOCIALIZATION PROCESS WERE COLLECTED THROUGH THE USE OF A QUESTIONNAIRE ADMINISTERED TO A MULTISTAGE RANDOM SAMPLE OF 1,287 JAMAICAN SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS DURING THE WINTER AND EARLY SPRING OF 1964. ADDITIONAL DATA WERE EXTRACTED FROM GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS, CENSUS REPORTS, REPORTS AND OBSERVATIONS BY SCHOLARS, AND PERSONAL OBSERVATIONS. MAJOR COMPARISONS WERE ACROSS FAMILY TYPES, GROUPS, SCHOOLS, AND CLASSES. THE HYPOTHESIS CONCERNING THE EFFECTS OF FAMILY STRUCTURE WAS GENERALLY CONFIRMED. THE PATTERN REMAINED WHEN A CONTROL FOR SOCIAL CLASS WAS INTRODUCED. ONLY THE EFFICACY DIMENSION WAS FOUND TO BE ESSENTIALLY A WORKING CLASS PHENOMENON. IN THIS CASE, THE MORE EFFICACIOUS MIDDLE - AND UPPER-CLASS POLITICAL CULTURE APPEARED TO COUNTERACT THE EFFECTS OF FAMILY STRUCTURE. WITHIN THE MATERNAL FAMILY A PREDICTED PATTERN DEVELOPED IN WHICH FATHER ABSENCE AND MATERNAL DOMINATION WERE SHOWN TO HAVE AN IMPORTANT IMPACT UPON THE AUTHORITARIAN ATTITUDES AND POLITICAL INTEREST OF MALE STUDENTS WHILE HAVING LITTLE EFFECT ON FEMALES. (HB)
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Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene.
Identifiers: JAMAICA; OREGON; Oregon (Eugene)