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ERIC Number: ED014091
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COMMENTS ON JAMES DAVIS'"THE CAMPUS AS A FROG POND--AN APPLICATION OF THE THEORY OF RELATIVE DEPRIVATION TO CAREER DECISIONS OF COLLEGE MEN."
WERTS, CHARLES E.
COMPLEX CAUSAL ARGUMENTS CAN BE CLARIFIED BY USE OF PATH ANALYSIS, A TECHNIQUE INTRODUCED INTO SOCIOLOGICAL LITERATURE BY DUNCAN ("PATH ANALYSIS--SOCIOLOGICAL EXAMPLES," AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY, 72, JULY, 1966, PP. 1-16). A STUDY BY DAVIS ON THE EFFECT OF COLLEGE "SELECTIVITY" ON CAREER ASPIRATIONS WAS RECONSIDERED FROM THE STANDPOINT OF A PATH ANALYTIC MODEL. RELATIONSHIPS PREVIOUSLY OVERLOOKED ARE BROUGHT EXPLICITLY INTO THE THEORETICAL DISCUSSION BECAUSE UNDERLYING ASSUMPTIONS MUST BE SPECIFIED. IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, IT IS POSSIBLE TO DEAL WITH RECIPROCAL CAUSATION. BECAUSE OF THE EXPLICITNESS OF THE TECHNIQUE, INCONSISTENCIES AND DEBATABLE ASSERTIONS ARE REVEALED. IT IS CONCLUDED THAT THE VALIDITY OF DAVIS' COLLEGIATE VERSION OF THE RELATIVE DEPRIVATION THEORY REMAINS TO BE DEMONSTRATED, DESPITE HIS INTRODUCTION OF THE INTERVENING VARIABLE "FLAIR." (WR)
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