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ERIC Number: ED017792
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Nov
Pages: 10
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AN OBJECTIVE EVALUATION OF ATTITUDE CHANGE IN TRAINING, A BEFORE AND AFTER STUDY OF 12 STIMULI IN A SUPERVISORY PROGRAM. PAPER PRESENTED AT THE NATIONAL SEMINAR ON ADULT EDUCATION RESEARCH (CHICAGO, FEBRUARY 11-13, 1968).
ABBATIELLO, AURELIUS A.
DESIGNED TO DETERMINE WHETHER CHANGES IN ATTITUDE OCCURRED AS A RESULT OF PARTICIPATION IN AN INDUSTRIAL SUPERVISORY TRAINING PROGRAM, THIS STUDY USED THE SEMANTIC DIFFERENTIAL TECHNIQUE TO IDENTIFY RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN CONTENT AND ASSIMILATION IN A LEARNING SITUATION. BEFORE AND AFTER THE PROGRAM, 41 SUPERVISORS RATED 12 CONCEPTS ON A CONTINUUM BETWEEN POLAR OPPOSITES. THE CONCEPTS REPRESENTED SUCH BASIC IDEAS OR CONDITIONS IN THE PROGRAM AS TEACH, AWARE, EXAMINE, SELF, WARM, AND INEPT. THE SCALES COVERED THE THREE MAJOR FACTORS OF EVALUATION, POTENCY, AND ACTIVITY. AN INTERCORRELATION MATRIX WAS USED TO DETERMINE THE DEGREE OF RELATEDNESS BETWEEN SCALES. IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT--(1) CHANGES DID TAKE PLACE IN THE PARTICIPANT'S ATTITUDE TOWARD THE PROGRAM AND THE NEGATIVE ATTITUDES WERE MORE AMENABLE TO CHANGE THAN THE POSITIVE, (2) THE DIRECTION OF CHANGE WAS FROM EXTREMES OF POLARITIES TO A NEUTRAL POSITION, AND (3) THE EVALUATION FACTOR WAS THE MOST SENSITIVE INDICATOR OF CHANGE. THIS DOCUMENT APPEARED IN TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT JOURNAL, VOLUME 21, NUMBER 11, NOVEMBER 1967 AND WAS PRESENTED AS A PAPER AT THE NATIONAL SEMINAR ON ADULT EDUCATION RESEARCH, CHICAGO, FEBRUARY 11-13, 1968. (PT)
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