ERIC Number: ED050412
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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A Study of Certain Categories of Social Attitudes of Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Grade Pupils.
Zodikoff, David H.
The study was designed to discover relationships between certain backgrounds and characteristics of children, and some of the attitudes that are considered vital in a democracy, e.g. those concerning democratic living, group interdependence, empathy, independent thinking and social responsibility. The major variables included: (1) grade or class level; (2) sex; (3) I.Q.; and (4) school achievement level. Subjects were upper elementary school children. Data was collected by a questionnaire. In general, it was hypothesized that girls would have more favorable attitudes than boys, and that the older the child and the higher his/her I.Q. and achievement scores, the more favorable his/her attitudes would be. In great part, the findings bear this out. The least favored concept was independent thinking. Reasons for the findings are adduced and implications for future study discussed. (TL/Author)
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Cortland. Coll. at Cortland.
Identifiers: New York; New York (Syracuse)