ERIC Number: ED043682
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Values and Public Dissent: I - Preliminary Measures.
Berrien, F.K.; Turner, Floyd D.
Founded on a systems model of political processes and a review of studies relating values to political controls, 90 value items were administered to "mainstream" and "eddy" (dissenting) groups, including moderate and radical students, Rotarians, member of the New Democratic Coalition, Navy enlisted men, and Navy brig prisoners for the purpose of (a) devising an instrument for measuring politically relevant values and (b) exploring the values dynamics underlying dissent. Ten factored scales were identified, some of which discriminated among the separate samples. All samples concurred on values basic to democratic processes but differed in their perceptions of the implementation of those ideals, and their own political influence. Data analysis revealed several ways in which the instrument may be improved, yet the scores obtained conformed well with known features of the samples. (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Washington, DC. Psychological Sciences Div.
Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ.