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ERIC Number: ED211509
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
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The Authoritarian-Aggression Personality Dimension of Graduate Students in Education.
Brady-Ciampa, Bartholomew
The authoritarian-aggression attitudes of graduate education students were studied. Authoritarian-aggression is defined as the tendency to look for, condemn, reject, and punish people who violate conventional behavior. It was hypothesized that no significant differences in authoritarian-aggression attitudes exist between graduate students who received all of their higher education from the same institution and those students who received their undergraduate and graduate training from different institutions. It was also hypothesized that no significant differences exist when scores of graduate students, categorized by type of institution attended and academic majors are compared to one another, to the general population, and to the hypothetical "neutral" score resulting from neutral responses to each item on the Authoritarian-Aggression subscale of the California F Scale test. In this report of a three-year research study of these hypotheses, a description is provided of the California F Scale test which measures general tendencies that lead to the formation of enduring psychological dispositions. Graduate students from five different types of colleges were the subjects of the investigation, and their majors represented eight different academic disciplines. Findings indicated that the first hypothesis can be accepted. Significant differences occurred in scores of graduate students categorized by academic disciplines. All mean scores of students from the various institutional types were significantly below the hypothetical "neutral" score on the Authoritarian-Aggression subscale of the test. Results of the study are presented in tabular form. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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