ERIC Number: ED049690
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Feb-6
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Added Perspective on the Nature and Extent of Change in Students' Attitudes and the Generation Gap.
American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.
In 1926 a comprehensive attitudes inventory was administered to 3,515 students at Syracuse University, in which students expressed their reasons for coming to and staying at Syracuse, evaluated several aspects of the campus environment, and expressed attitudes, beliefs, and practices on social and religious questions. An updated edition of this questionnaire was administered to 500 students in 1968, and in 1970 responses were obtained to an adaptation of the earlier version from 1,100 alumni and former students who had filled out the 1926 questionnaire. This report presents 3 papers each dealing with a 3-way comparison of an area covered by the questionnaires. These are: "Values in the College Experience," by George W. Dolch, a paper dealing primarily with attitudes and beliefs concerning campus programs and processes; "Social Attitudes and Values," by Lester J. Crowell, Jr.; and "Attitudes toward Religion and the Church," by Charles E. Johns. An analysis of the more pervasive implications of the data by George G. Stern concludes the report. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.