ERIC Number: ED056313
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Radicals and Roman Collars.
Langman, Lauren; And Others
A sociological study of students at Loyola University at the time of their protest regarding Kent State University and Cambodia revealed a wealth of factors regarding intergenerational conflict among Catholics. The majority of students supported the leaders and active participants of the political demonstration, and also approved of smoking marijuana, premarital sex, and "left wing" politics. They indicated that making money and social status were not significant considerations in job choice. These views represent a significantly different "alternative life style" for these students from that of their "middle American" parents. The espousal of alternate political and social values by the adolescents was found to reflect a long-term pattern of intergenerational conflict. Students who experienced the parents' marital relationship as discordant or the child-parent, especially the child-mother, relationship as conflictive and lacking in understanding, were less authoritarian and less likely to internalize parental values regarding politics, sex, religion and life style. No relationship was found between the students' life style and parental education, income or occupation, and the college experience did not prove a liberalizing factor. (KS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Loyola Univ., Chicago, IL.; Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA.
Note: Paper presented at American Sociological Association convention, Denver, Colo., August 30 - September 2, 1971