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ERIC Number: ED029565
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
Pages: 6
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American College Student Values: A Normative Study.
Teglovic, Jr., Steve
The 4 objectives of this study were (1) to conduct a normative study of values held by US college students, (2) to assess a wide range of value commitments of US college students as measured by an instrument validated by previous research, (3) to study the relationship between values and other relevant variables, and (4) to lay the basis for a continuing study of values. The study instrument was the Polyphasic Values Inventory, which assess value commitments using 20 multiple-choice items with the responses organized on a conservative-liberal continuum. The items cover selected philosophical, political, economic, social, educational personal-moral, and religious areas of value difference. Some of the study's 20 findings on student values are that students strongly support right-to-work laws, have a moderate viewpoint toward foreign policy, and feel that the US school curriculum is adequate, but that there is more need for practical application of the principles learned. They firmly believe in a personal God or a God common to all religions, but disagree among themselves about the nature of the Bible. They also feel that all men are entitled to equal opportunity to develop their capacities, and that a maximum of personal contact is necessary to overcome racial problems. Findings on some patterns of relationship between responses from students at similar institutions are also reported. (WM)
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Authoring Institution: Colorado State Coll., Greeley.