ERIC Number: ED032961
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug-28
Reference Count: 0
Factors Affecting Attitudinal Patterns Toward Education in the Dominican Republic.
Nelson, Bardin H.; And Others
A sample of 380 urban, suburban, and rural persons living in the Province of Santiago, the Dominican Republic, were interviewed to determine their attitudes toward education. A 15 statement attitude instrument, using a Likert response scale, was developed. The major findings of the study were that attitudes toward education were significantly related to place of residence, sex, social class, level of education, receivership of mass communication, and spatial mobility. It was concluded that although the sample exhibited some characteristics of a relatively modern society in attitudes toward education, the relationship between attitudes toward education and the other variables supported the classification of the Dominican Republic as a transitional society near the traditional end of the traditional-modern continuum. (TL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Dept. of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology.
Identifiers: Dominican Republic
Note: Paper presented at the Rural Sociological Society Meeting (San Francisco, California, August 28 - September 1, 1969).