ERIC Number: ED024514
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Parental Influence, Youth Contra-Culture and Rural Adolescent Attitudes Toward Negroes.
Hough, Richard L.; And Others
High school students and heads of households in rural areas of Illinois were studied with respect to their attitudes toward Negroes. The hypothesis used was that a youth subculture or "contra-culture" did serve as an important socializing agent in forming the attitudes of students toward Negroes. Results indicated that there was only slight evidence of "contra-culture" tendencies and that student attitudes toward Negroes were in general the same as those held by the adults. It was concluded that strong family influence on children's attitudes toward minority groups still existed in these 2 rural areas. (JAM)
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Blacks, Family Attitudes, Family Influence, Family Role, Minority Groups, Parent Attitudes, Parent Influence, Parent Role, Peer Groups, Peer Relationship, Racial Attitudes, Rural Family, Rural Youth, Social Attitudes, Social Isolation, Student Subcultures, White Students
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Agricultural Experiment Station.; National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Revision of a paper presented to the Midwest Sociological Society, Omaha, Nebraska, April 19, 1968.