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ERIC Number: ED011080
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 165
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Reference Count: 0
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NEW METHODS FOR MEASURING THE DEVELOPMENT OF ATTITUDES IN CHILDREN.
HESS, ROBERT D.; TORNEY, JUDITH V.
STRUCTURAL (NONCONTENT) DIMENSIONS OF CHILDREN'S POLITICAL ATTITUDES AND THEIR DEVELOPMENT WERE INVESTIGATED USING NEW METHODS DERIVED FROM SELF-REPORT DATA. THE CONSTRUCT, "ATTITUDE-CONCEPT SYSTEM," WAS INTRODUCED TO DESIGNATE EVALUATIONS OF AN ATTITUDE OBJECT AND BELIEFS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS EVALUATION. THE FIVE STRUCTURAL DIMENSIONS CHOSEN FOR THIS STUDY WERE (1) EXTENSIVENESS, OR THE NUMBER OF ATTITUDES A CHILD CAN EXPRESS, (2) CONSISTENCY BETWEEN EVALUATIONS OF AN ATTITUDE OBJECT AND BELIEFS ABOUT THAT OBJECT, (3) ATTRIBUTE DIFFERENTIATION, OR THE INDEPENDENCE OF JUDGMENTS OF PERSONAL AFFECTION FROM JUDGMENTS OF ROLE PERFORMANCE AND POWER, (4) OBJECT DIFFERENTIATION, OR THE ABILITY TO DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN POLITICAL AND FAMILY AUTHORITY FIGURES ON AFFECTIVE QUALITIES, AND (5) STABILITY OF ATTITUDE RESPONSES. HOUR-LONG QUESTIONNAIRES CONCERNING POLITICAL ATTITUDES WERE OBTAINED FROM APPROXIMATELY 12,000 CHILDREN, GRADES 2 THROUGH 8. THE RESULTS SUPPORT THE IMPORTANCE OF STRUCTURAL DIMENSIONS OF ATTITUDE-CONCEPT SYSTEMS FOR UNDERSTANDING CHILDREN'S SOCIAL ATTITUDES. (GD)
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Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL.
Identifiers: Illinois (Chicago)