ERIC Number: ED035958
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Cognitive Style and Social Responsibility: An Empirical Study of An Instrument for Assessing High School Students' Sense of Responsibility. Technical Report No. 90.
Askov, Warren H.; And Others
The purpose of this study was to explore whether differences exist between competent and incompetent high school students in their styles of thinking and in their attitudes toward what they consider to constitute socially responsible behavior. Social responsibility was measured by a specially constructed Social Responsibility Test (SRT). The hypothesis that low SRT scores would be related to lower interest in school related activities and to higher scores on a test measuring interest in youth culture (YC) participation was tested with a sample of sophomore and senior boys at a large urban high school. Only moderate support was obtained for the hypothesis. Where significant relationships between SRT, YC, and school performance variables were obtained, they were in a pattern of low SRT and high YC scores associated with measures of lower interest and performance in school. (Author/KJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.