ERIC Number: ED061486
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
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A Different Look at the Correlation Coefficient between Dogmatism and Conformity.
Long, Huey B.
A study was conducted to determine why the theoretical relationship between dogmatism and conformity had not been verified in correlation studies. The study was designed to study the effect of differing statistical treatments on the coefficient of correlation. Data generated in an experimental framework included conformity scores and dogmatism scores; conformity was determined by use of Asch's Vertical Line Scale and dogmatism was determined by Rokeach's Dogmatism Scale. The dogmatism data were treated in two ways: (1) as a total score, and (2) as individual sub-test scores. Using the total score, a zero order correlation technique was employed to determine the coefficient of correlation between dogmatism and conformity. Such a treatment yielded no significant correlation. Employing the independent scores of 17 sub-test areas of the Dogmatism Scale and a multiple correlation statistical treatment, a significant coefficient of correlation resulted. (Author/DB)
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Identifiers: Asch Vertical Line Scale; Rokeach Dogmatism Scale
Note: Paper presented at the annual Adult Education Research Conference (Chicago, Illinois, April 6-9, 1972)