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ERIC Number: ED065036
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 4
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On Alienation and Activism.
Dienst, Evelyn
The present study was undertaken to clarify the relationship between 2 expressions of alienation, described as psychological alienation and activist political alienation, and to learn something of the characteristics of students who manifest these different expressions. Four general types of students are found in evidence. The first type are the conventionalists or students with low psychological alienation and low activist political alienation. These are generally good students who are satisfied with the societal status quo. The second type of student is the disturbed conventionalist or a student with high psychological alienation and low activist political alienation. These students are generally not able to form their own identities, but do not attribute their personal dissatisfactions to defects in the established political structure. The third type are the integrated activists or students with low psychological alienation and high activist political alienation. These students usually have liberal parents and are from socioeconomically and educationally privileged backgrounds. They remain faithful to parents values, and are frequently more idealistic, individualistic, and impulsive than other students. The final type; the disturbed activists, appear to have both high psychological alienation and high activist political alienation. These students are usually from privileged backgrounds, but are estranged from parents, resentful and rebellious. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Center for Research and Development in Higher Education.
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Note: Reprinted from the Research Reporter, v VII, N I, 1972