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ERIC Number: ED066248
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
Pages: 49
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Rural School Teachers' Modes of Role Adjustment to Change.
Claggett, Arthur F.
The purpose of this investigation was to standardize the Value Interest Dynamics Instrument (VIDI) which was employed to measure value and interest orientations of public school teachers experiencing pressures for community change. A random sample of 500 urban school teachers employed in the public school system of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, constituted a portion of the respondents in this study. The pre-test survey study data were derived from 60 rural school teachers who returned both VIDI and census-profile data. Two basic propositions delineating individuals who interact in social roles and who face varying degrees of stimuli to change guided the development of VIDI. The first proposition was that choice-making is structured through a value-type orientation or an interest-type orientation. The second proposition concerned the role actor's tendency to resist or to be receptive to pressures of change when making choices in terms of value primacy or interest primacy. The summary indicated distinct modal patterns of census-profile characteristics as measured by the 28 survey census variables tested. The role adjustment mode of 3 out of 5 respondents was that of an interest-nonchange Ritualist. It was concluded that the relatively homogeneous social history background of respondents facilitated the development of this particular mode of role adjustment. The VIDI and tabulations of survey-census-profile data are included in the appendices. (HBC)
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Identifiers: Louisiana
Note: Paper prepared for the Third World Congress of Rural Sociology, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, August 1972