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ERIC Number: ED027836
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
Pages: 6
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American College Student Values: Their Relationship to Selected Personal and Academic Variables.
Ritter, Carolyn E.
A 20-item chi-square test of independence was administered to a selected sample of college students that was stratified 50% male and 50% female. Male and female responses showed a significant difference on 18 of the 20 items. The 2 items on which attitudes of both sexes were the same were the role of government in business and a solution to the racial problem. Males were more liberal than females on 11 of the 18 items that showed distributions significantly different from appropriate sex norms. In examining the college class variable, nearly all significant deviations were found at the freshman and graduate levels. Of the 7 significantly deviant items, freshmen were more liberal on those dealing with philosophical and educational issues and more conservative on personal-moral issues. Graduate students showed significant deviation on 14 of the 20 items, and were conservative on philosophical and educational issues but more liberal on political, social, and personal-moral issues. Sophomores and seniors did not deviate significantly on any of the items. There seemed to be no meaningful deviation pattern that could be directly connected with age. The report also includes differences by undergraduate college major as they were indicated by 19 of the 20 items. (WM)
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Authoring Institution: Colorado State Coll., Greeley.