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ERIC Number: ED018255
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 8
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Reference Count: 0
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THE COGNITIVE ENVIRONMENTS OF URBAN PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN. MANUAL OF INSTRUCTIONS FOR ADMINISTERING AND SCORING EDUCATIONAL ATTITUDE SURVEY.
HESS, ROBERT D.; AND OTHERS
THIS MANUAL DESCRIBES MEASURES USED IN "THE COGNITIVE ENVIRONMENTS OF URBAN PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN" PROJECT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO. THE SAMPLE FOR THE STUDY CONSISTED OF 163 NEGRO MOTHER-CHILD PAIRS SELECTED FROM 3 SOCIOECONOMIC CLASSES BASED ON THE FATHER'S OCCUPATION AND THE PARENTS' EDUCATION. A FOURTH GROUP INCLUDED FATHER-ABSENT FAMILIES. THE MOTHERS WERE INTERVIEWED AT HOME AND THE MOTHERS AND CHILDREN WERE TESTED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO WHEN THE CHILDREN WERE 4 YEARS OLD. FOLLOW-UP DATA WERE OBTAINED WHEN THE CHILDREN WERE 6 AND AGAIN WHEN THEY WERE 7. THE EDUCATIONAL ATTITUDE SURVEY IS A SET OF 27 STATEMENTS TO WHICH THE MOTHERS WERE ASKED TO RESPOND ON A 5-POINT AGREEMENT-DISAGREEMENT SCALE. THE SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE MOTHERS ARE GIVEN IN THE MANUAL, AS ARE THE 27 STATEMENTS. PRINCIPAL COMPONENT FACTOR ANALYSIS OF THE 27 STATEMENTS GAVE 6 FACTORS WHICH WERE LABELED FOR THE MAIN THEME EXPRESSED BY THE FACTORS--(1) FUTILITY, (2) CONSERVATISM, (3) RESIGNATION, (4) IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATION, (5) DE-EMPHASIS OF EDUCATION, AND (6) GRIPES. THE SCORING ON THE FACTORS WAS ADJUSTED SO THAT A LOW SCORE INDICATED AGREEMENT WITH THE THEME OF THE FACTOR CLUSTER. THIS IS PART OF THE HOME INTERVIEW DESCRIBED IN PS 000 475. (DR)
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Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL. Urban Child Center.
Identifiers: Illinois (Chicago)