ERIC Number: ED034274
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Alienation Syndrome Among Affluent Adolescent Underachievers.
Propper, Martin M.; Clark, Edward T.
Dimensions of David's alienation syndrome (pessimism, distrust, anxiety, egocentricity and resentment) significantly dichotomized High and Low Academic Achievers among both Bright and Superior Mental Ability groups of upper middle class male adolescents. Five independent projective and objective measures of the alienation syndrome were employed and all intercorrelations among the tests were significant (P< .01). The results also indicated that identical levels of academic achievement, irrespective of IQ level, revealed the same amount of the alienation syndrome. One may infer that these alienation traits are seriously interfering with the effective societal use of the low academic achievers' intellectual resources. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Great Neck Public Schools, NY.