ERIC Number: ED028464
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec
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Socialization and Games: An Exploratory Study of Race Differences.
Stoll, Clarice S.; And Others
Play and games are widely held to meet a vital role in the socialization process. This study explores the differences in their socialization impact by race. Children in the sixth grade at a rural school were surveyed with regard to their participation in four types of games: individual, sports, board/card and party. Game experience was found to be related to a range of attitudes, including (1) sense of efficacy, (2) self-image, (3) belief in success, (4) orientation toward school. All four game types have possible socializing effects regardless of the race of the player. In addition, each game type has a differential impact by race. For example, sports participation is related to the expression of achievement values for blacks but not for whites. The strength of the findings highlights the need for further research on the role of games as alternates to the family in socialization. (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. Center for the Study of Social Organization of Schools.