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ERIC Number: ED012481
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jan
Pages: 59
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Reference Count: 0
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AN INVESTIGATION INTO PURE GROUPS--THEIR CHARACTERISTICS AND OPPORTUNITIES.
HARRISON, FOREST I.
DIFFERENCES IN ATTITUDES BETWEEN ADVANTAGED AND DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS, AND DIFFERENCES IN ATTITUDES BETWEEN INCONSISTENT STUDENTS AND THEIR ASSOCIATED MAJORITY GROUPS WERE EXPLORED. FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS STUDY, THE INCONSISTENT STUDENT WAS DEFINED AS EITHER A STUDENT FROM AN ADVANTAGED BACKGROUND WHO WAS UNSUCCESSFUL IN SCHOOL, OR A STUDENT FROM A DISADVANTAGED BACKGROUND WHO WAS SUCCESSFUL IN SCHOOL. BOTH INCONSISTENT AND CONSISTENT STUDENTS WERE CONSIDERED "PURE" TYPES AND DIFFERENTIATED ACCORDING TO CERTAIN CRITERION CHARACTERISTICS. SIX HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-EIGHT 13-YEAR-OLDS FROM THE UNITED STATES AND 10 OTHER COUNTRIES WERE COMPARED. THE GENERAL AND SUBJECT-RELATED ATTITUDES OF THE INCONSISTENT STUDENTS WERE FOUND TO DIFFER FROM THOSE OF THEIR ASSOCIATED MAJORITY GROUPS. THE FINDINGS DEMONSTRATED THAT ATTITUDES, HOME BACKGROUND, AND SCHOOL PERFORMANCE ARE INTERDEPENDENT. UNSUCCESSFUL STUDENTS HAD NOT BEEN GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITIES AFFORDED THE SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS, DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS HAD NOT BEEN GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITIES ENJOYED BY THE ADVANTAGED STUDENTS, AND OPPORTUNITIES OF THE INCONSISTENT STUDENTS DIFFERED FROM THOSE OF THEIR ASSOCIATED MAJORITY GROUPS. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL.
Identifiers: Illinois (Chicago)