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ERIC Number: ED049338
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb-6
Pages: 8
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Attitudinal Change in White Students after Instruction in an Ethnic Relations Unit.
Kleg, Milton
The study sought to determine the effect of cognitive knowledge on ethnic attitudes among inner city white high school students. One experimental and one control group, each comprising approximately 36 students, were designated for the study. Subjects were pretested, posttested, and delayed posttested one month after posttesting using both cognitive and attitudinal measures. Analysis of covariance and correlation were used to determine the effect of treatment between groups and the relationship between cognitive achievement and retention to attitude change. The findings indicate statistically significant cognitive-affective attitudinal change immediately after treatment but delayed posttesting indicated no change. The correlation between attttude change and cognitive achievement were generally significant at .05. The findings suggest that knowledge and attitudes are in constant interaction and that delayed posttesting should be seriously considered in future research. Finally, it is suggested that the component parts of an attitude should be considered in future research of this kind. (Author/JM)
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Identifiers: Missouri
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, N.Y., February 6, 1971