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ERIC Number: ED034250
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 17
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The Relation of High School Backgrounds to Attitude Patterns and to Patterns of Attitude Change During the First Two College Years.
Ommen, Jerome L.
Attitudes, as measured by the College Student Questionnaire (CSQ), of the members of a college freshman class grouped according to high school backgrounds were studied. Various high school backgrounds, private and public were included. It was hypothesized that: (1) members of the four intraclass groups would have different attitude patterns as a result of their different high school backgrounds; (2) subgroup members who graduated from an all male boarding high school (Group One), because of a high degree of group identity, would change little, if at all, in their attitude patterns, and (3) members of the other subgroups would be different from the members of the Group One but would be influenced by them so that by the end of the study period at least some of the initial differences would have disappeared by the end of the study. None of the hypotheses were borne out by the data. The only significant t value obtained as a comparison between Group One's pre- and post-test mean score on the Liberalism Scale of the SCQ, wherein the members of this group scored significantly higher after two years of college. Further research is indicated. (Author/KJ)
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Authoring Institution: Saint Paul's Coll., Concordia, MO.