ERIC Number: ED033323
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1965
An Analysis of Changes in Attitudes of Participants in Selected Clergy Economic Education Programs.
Reinbold, John Clifford
An assessment was made of clergymen's attitude changes toward American agriculture, business, and labor as a result of participation in educational programs sponsored by the Clergy Economic Education Foundation. Differences in pretest attitudes toward these institutions were also evaluated. Subjects (87 participants from Florida, Kentucky, and Ohio) were administered Forms A and B of the Purdue Master Attitude Scale before and after completion of the program. Participants were also categorized by years of formal education, college experience in economics, age, father's occupation, size of congregation, and size of community of present residence and of longest residence. Only in the Ohio program did participants as a group show significant change; namely, a more negative attitude toward American business. Differences in pretest attitudes were of little significance. Attitude changes for the total sample were most strongly related to congregation size (over or under 400) and father's occupation (minister or not). It was concluded that these programs do not accomplish the desired attitude changes, and that most participants enter with such positive attitudes that little further change can occur. (author.ly)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Analysis of Variance, Attitude Change, Attitude Measures, Clergy, Doctoral Dissertations, Economics, Educational Background, Investigations, Organization Size (Groups), Parent Influence, Participant Characteristics, Pretests Posttests, Professional Continuing Education, Program Evaluation
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Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington.