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ERIC Number: ED047676
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 40
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Internal-External Control Beliefs and Racial Militancy of Urban Community College Students: The "Problem" of Militancy.
Deslonde, James L.
A sample of 769 students (male and female, black and white), enrolled in natural science, mathematics, business, and remedial reading classes at an urban community college were studied to explore the relationship (1) between racially militant beliefs of black (and white) college students and beliefs they hold about the control of their environment and (2) between the belief measured by four dimensions of race ideology and approval of racially militant groups in the community college and the techniques used by these groups. This study uses the following four of the seven dimensions of Gurin's Multidimensional Internal-External Scale: (1) the attitude of individual vs. system blame; (2) individual vs. collective action beliefs; (3) modifiability of the social system; and (4) racial militancy. Included in all the dimensions is the concept of personal control beliefs vs. ideological control beliefs. The six hypotheses are divided into two parts. The first part examines beliefs in control as related to race. The second part examines relationships and differences associated with personal control and race ideology of black and white students. The results and implications of the study are considered in detail and suggestions for integrated colleges are offered. (CA)
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Note: Paper presented at the 1971 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, February 4-7, 1971, New York, New York