ERIC Number: ED044757
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Authority, Rules, and Aggression. A Cross-National Study of the Socialization of Children Into Compliance Systems. Part I. Final Report.
Hess, Robert D.; And Others
This document is Part I of an extensive cross cultural project, and focuses upon the development of behavior that relates the child both to authority figures in the salient social systems about him and to the rules designed to govern the behavior of members of the system. Systems include the family, school, community, nation, and religion. Students were selected from comparable grade levels in six countries - Denmark, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, and the United States. Data were collected through the questionnaire "Your Ideas About People and Rules" and interview questions. Data on children's overt behavior were collected through the "Peer Nomination Inventory." Major questions to be answered for each national sample were: (1) what are the variations in the data by age, sex, and SES; and (2) what are the relationships among the variables by age, sex, and/or SES. Two types of reliability tests performed concerned the reliability of coding categories developed for cross-national coding of interview items and the reliability of coders. In general, reliability tended to increase with age for low SES and change curvilinearly for high SES groups. (Author/CJ)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL.