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ERIC Number: ED037196
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 130
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Psychological Security-Insecurity of Illinois Central College Students.
Grout, David R.
This study attempted to discover the distribution of feelings of security and insecurity in the population of Illinois Central College (ICC) and whether significant differences exist among various subgroups. A 10 per cent stratified random sample of students were administered Maslow's Security-Insecurity Inventory. No significant difference was found between ICC students and Maslow's norm population. No significant difference was found among the curriculum groups of business, health, technical, and agricultural students, or between transfer and terminal students. Day students, however, were found to differ at the .01 level of significance from night students. They showed less confidence, less stability, and a greater concern with self-identity in relation to present and future worlds. The author stated that the insecure person tends to be more dogmatic, less effective in critical thinking, and less creative than the secure person. He recommended that student personnel workers facilitate security-need satisfaction by offering students a safe, confidential relationship with an understanding adult, and that instructors offer warm encouragement, success experiences, and increased individual attention to help aleviate students' feelings of insecurity. (MC)
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