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ERIC Number: ED040222
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Pages: 16
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Actual and Perceived Beliefs of Black and White Students.
Tuttle, Thomas C.
In this study 50 black students from an all black liberal arts college in North Carolina and 48 white students from a branch of the University of North Carolina were each asked to respond twice to 30 belief items--once according to the way he felt they should be ranked, and then "as he felt someone of the other race, black or white, would respond." The belief items fell into five categories of social concerns: poverty, race, welfare, employment, and social conflict. This was administered along with a scale of 12 terminal values developed by Rokeach. Blacks ranked freedom first and equality second; whites ranked freedom and equality fifth. Blacks ranked a comfortable life fourth, and whites twelfth. The greatest differences between groups existed in the items dealing with employment, race, and poverty, but a far greater difference emerged in the whites' views of blacks and the blacks' view of whites. Significant differences for all five attitudes became evident when the perceived attitudes of the races were compared. Data also showed a significant relationship between values and beliefs, i.e., those who ranked freedom and equality high had more liberal scores than those who ranked freedom high and equality low (Rokeach two-dimensional model was used). Tables with test data and a sample of the measuring instrument are appended. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (KG)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Minneapolis, Minn., March 1970