ERIC Number: ED035501
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May
Reference Count: 0
Factors Contributing to Adjustment and Achievement. Progress Report.
Gerard, Harold B.
A longitudinal study to determine the conditions surrounding the integration of Negroes, Mexican Americans, and Anglos in the Riverside Unified School District in Riverside, California, began in school year 1965-66. The sample included students in kindergarten through grade 6. A sample of kindergarten students was added to the original sample during the 1968-69 school year. A series of test batteries measuring achievement-related attitudes was administered to the entire sample. Attitude measures included (1) an ethnic pictures test, (2) a delay-of-gratification test, (3) a dissonance reduction test, (4) field dependence-independence as measured by an adaptation of Witkin's (1954) rod and frame test, (5) aspiration level as measured by a ring toss game, (6) sociometric analysis, and (7) the Children's Apperception Test. Ethnic differences were reported for all attitudinal measures except delay-of-gratification. An additional survey, assessing Black militancy in the junior high school, is planned for the 1968-69 school year. A related document is ED 021 652. (TL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adjustment (to Environment), Anglo Americans, Attitudes, Black Students, Comparative Analysis, Cultural Differences, Developmental Tasks, Elementary Education, Kindergarten, Mexican Americans, Minority Group Influences, Psychological Testing, Racial Differences, School Desegregation
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Public Health Service (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Dept. of Psychology.