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ERIC Number: ED018518
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jan
Pages: 32
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
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BLACK YOUTH IN A SOUTHERN METROPOLIS.
CONYERS, JAMES E.; AND OTHERS
TO DETERMINE THE ATTITUDES, VALUES, AND OPINIONS OF SOUTHERN NEGRO YOUTH, A QUESTIONNAIRE WAS DISTRIBUTED TO 688 STUDENTS FROM FIVE ALL-NEGRO HIGH SCHOOLS IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA. RESPONDENTS' PERCEPTIONS OF THEIR ENVIRONMENT SHOWED CONSIDERABLE DISSATISFACTION. TWO-THIRDS OF THE LISTED NEIGHBORHOOD FACILITIES AND SERVICES WERE NEGATIVELY EVALUATED BY AT LEAST 34 PERCENT OF THE STUDENTS. MOST POSITIVELY EVALUATED WERE ITEMS RELATED MOST CLOSELY TO PERSONAL ENVIRONMENT. ELEVEN OUT OF 14 ASPECTS OF CITY LIFE RECEIVED NEGATIVE RESPONSES FROM ONE-THIRD OR MORE RESPONDENTS. A LITTLE MORE THAN 25 PERCENT DESIRED SUBSTANTIAL OR TOTAL CHANGE IN THEMSELVES. OTHER QUESTIONS INVOLVED QUALITIES IMPORTANT TO "GETTING AHEAD," DESIRE FOR EDUCATION, CUSTOMARY SOURCES OF ADVICE, MOST IMPORTANT NEGRO LEADERS IN ATLANTA, ATTITUDES TOWARD RACIAL PROBLEMS (INCLUDING APPROVAL OF VARIOUS CIVIL RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS AND APPROACHES), DELINQUENCY, AND RELIGIOUS ATTITUDES. CONSIDERABLE AMBIVALENCE AND CONTRADICTION IN THE RESPONSES SUGGEST A SENSE OF CONFUSION AND TRANSITION AMONG NEGRO YOUTH IN ATLANTA. AN APPENDIX CONTAINS AN EXHIBIT OF THE QUESTIONNAIRE. THIS DOCUMENT IS ALSO AVAILABLE FROM SOUTHERN REGIONAL COUNCIL, 5 FORSYTH STREET, N.W., ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30318, FOR $0.50. (AF)
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Education Level: N/A
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Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Council, Atlanta, GA.
Identifiers: GEORGIA; Georgia (Atlanta); United States (South)