ERIC Number: ED047220
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Some Determinants of Citizen Attitudes toward Community Resource Development.
Clark, Robert C.; Timothy, Earl E.
This study examines, by adaptation of the Likert-type scale, the attitudes of a random sample of Bayfield citizens toward a new national park comprising 20 of the Apostle Islands and 42,000 acres of Lake Superior shoreline in northern Wisconsin, and its possible impact on the community. With the use of correlation analysis and regression technique, the authors analyzed the total socioeconomic and political framework of citizen attitudes influenced by social-psychological factors, and specific factors such as age, education, and anticipated rise in income. Governmental orientation emerged as the strongest and most consistent predictor. Attitude toward the park objectives and formal education also showed a significant relationship. Implications are drawn relating the findings of the study to involvement between federal agencies and local people in a planning situation. Especially significant to successful joint planning are the perceptions that residents have of social, economic, and political issues associated with community improvement. (Author/NL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Age Differences, Agencies, Agency Cooperation, Citizen Participation, Community Attitudes, Community Involvement, Economic Factors, Federal Government, Income, Interest Inventories, Local Issues, Parks, Political Issues, Prediction, Research, Role Perception, Social Influences
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Note: Paper presented at the Adult Education Research Conference, New York City, February 2-5, 1971