ERIC Number: ED240026
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
A Survey to Identify University Student Attitudes toward the Role of Government in Controlling Human Population Growth.
Yost, Thomas E.
The purpose of this study was to obtain, measure, and evaluate the attitudes of postsecondary students on domestic population issues in order to determine the extent of support for a national government-controlled population stabilization program. A total of 125 students enrolled in either the American government or general sociology course at the University of Central Florida completed a 24-item attitude questionnaire in which they were asked to indicate extent of agreement on statements concerned with rate of population growth, overpopulation, threat to resources, justifiable roles of the U.S. Government, and potential strategies for obtaining controlled population growth. Findings indicated that there is a perceived population problem and that private and voluntary means to achieve population stability are preferred over government intervention and the use of economic incentives or deterrents. (Author/LP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Population Control