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ERIC Number: ED230270
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Attitudes of Primary School Children in Ghana: Family and School Determinants of Children's Attitudes. International Development Research Centre Manuscript Reports.
Ntumi, Robert A.
The nature and strength of home and school environmental characteristics relating to attitudes of children in Ghana are investigated. A total of 200 second, third, fourth, and sixth graders randomly selected from 10 schools serving urban and rural areas participated in the study. Two instruments were used to collect data: the values and attitudes interview schedule and the school resources index form. The former instrument was used to collect data on values and attitudinal outcomes of schooling as manifested in elementary schools, and the latter was used to create an inventory of resources available in the school for the purpose of constructing an index of school quality. Following multiple classification analysis and path analysis procedures, major results indicated that (1) elementary school children attain higher attitude levels than nonschool children of comparable socioeconomic status and age, (2) the longer children have been exposed to school influence the better their attitude scores, (3) the quality of physical structures of the child's school environment correlates with the child's attitude score, and (4) parental education and wealth have little direct effect on individual attitudes. (MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Development Research Centre, Ottawa (Ontario).
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