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ERIC Number: ED048627
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Pages: 28
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The Acceptance of Universalism: The Importance of Selected Aspects of School Structure.
Martin, Robert A.
This report describes a study that investigated empirically the relationships between selected aspects of the organizational structure of elementary schools and the extent to which students endorsed the norm of universalism. Four aspects of structure were studied: degree of departmentalization, school enrollment, student-teacher ratio, and extent of the administrative hierarchy. The norm of universalism was operationalized both for personal nonschool situations and for situations in the adult world. The data were collected from questionnaire responses of 1,400 6th grade students in 30 urban schools. For students who rejected universalism for personal nonschool situations, the data analysis revealed a positive relationship between the size of the school enrollment and the extent to which students endorsed the norm of universalism for situations in the adult world. (Author)
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Note: Paper presented at American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (55th, New York, New York, February 4-7, 1971)