ERIC Number: ED034320
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Cross National Study of the Relative Influence of School Education: A Causal Analysis.
Langton, Kenneth P.; Karns, David A.
This study examines, within a single model, the relative influence of family, school, and work group participation upon different levels of political efficacy and participation within a developmental context. The study is a preliminary analysis because only data for the U.S.A., Great Britain, Germany, Italy, and Mexico were obtainable. Guttmen-type scales were generated for nonpolitical forms of participation in family, school, and work group as well as for political efficacy and participation. Significant nonlinearity of the relationships between dependent and independent variables suggested the use of the "dependency analysis" form of causal modeling in place of path coefficient analysis. Discussion of the many findings is extensive. (DE)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor.