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ERIC Number: ED019706
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 279
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PARENT AND PEER GROUP PRESSURES TOWARD DEVIANT STUDENT BEHAVIOR.
HILL, ROBERT B.
THE PURPOSE OF THIS PROJECT WAS TO DETERMINE THE EXTENT TO WHICH THE FOLLOWING FOUR FACTORS, SIMULTANEOUSLY AND SEPARATELY, AFFECT THE RATES OF CHEATING AMONG 10TH GRADE STUDENTS--(1) INDIVIDUAL ROLE ADAPTATIONS, (2) PEER GROUP INFLUENCE, (3) SOCIAL CONTEXT, AND (4) FAMILY INFLUENCE. A PARADIGM (MERTON'S) THAT RELATES INDIVIDUAL ANOMIA, SOCIAL INTERACTION, COLLECTIVE ANOMIE, AND RATES OF DEVIANCE WAS EMPLOYED. SOME 524 STUDENTS FROM 22 CLASSROOMS IN EIGHT COMMUNITIES OF FOUR TYPES (CITY, SUBURBAN, SMALL TOWN, AND RURAL) WERE SYSTEMATICALLY CLASSIFIED INTO FOUR OF MERTON'S MODES OF ADAPTATIONS (CONFORMITY, RITUALISM, INNOVATION, AND RETREATISM). SOME MAJOR FINDINGS ARE--(1) THE GREATEST PRESSURE FOR CHEATING IS UPON STUDENTS WHO ARE MIDDLE CLASS, AVERAGE OR ABOVE AVERAGE, RESIDENTS OF SMALL TOWNS OR SUBURBS, AND INNOVATORS, (2) SMALL SOCIAL CLASS DIFFERENCES EXIST IN RATES OF CHEATING, AND (3) INDIVIDUAL ADAPTATIONS HAVE STRONG INDEPENDENT EFFECTS UPON CHEATING RATES. (AUTHOR/RD)
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Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Bureau of Applied Social Research.
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