ERIC Number: ED036760
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Information Sources, Dogmatism, and Judgmental Modifications.
Long, Huey B.
This study examined differences in the number of perceptual judgment modifications made by 36 subjects showing different levels of dogmatism when the source of information was manipulated among superior, subordinate, and peer sources. An experimental and a control group were used, and a 2x3 factorial analysis design was developed. Dogmatism was measured by Rokeach's Dogmatism Scale; and judgment modification, by Asch's Vertical Line Scale. Status was determined by the official position of subjects within their employment group in a governmental agency. Modification scores differed significantly by information sources (status) and dogmatism. General tendencies suggest that high dogmatism subjects receiving information from a subordinate source changed their minds less; that they make more modifications when a peer source is involved; and that more modifications were made by subjects receiving from a peer source, with high dogmatic subjects making slightly more such changes than low dogmatic subjects. (Six references and three tables are included.) (author/ly)
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Identifiers: Asch Vertical Line Scale; Rokeach Dogmatism Scale
Note: Paper presented at the Adult Education Research Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota (February 27-28, 1970)