ERIC Number: ED051731
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
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Values and Attitudes of Harcum Students and Faculty-Staff.
Harcum Junior Coll., Bryn Mawr, PA.
In an effort to find either support for or evidence contrary to the popularly accepted concept of student withdrawal into the self and student rejection of outside authority, Dr. Jeffrey K. Hadden administered a 246 question questionnaire to 2,000 students who came from every type of college campus. Five attitudes appeared to reflect the collective views of these students: (1) they were idealistic and socially aware; (2) their idealism often took the form of contempt for the older generation's hypocrisy; (3) their rejection of mass institutions was much less than indicated by the mass media; (4) they lacked a realistic sense of what their ideals implied in terms of social and public action; and (5) their privatism ethic was ambiguous in all its implications. This report presents the results of a 95 item questionnaire culled from Hadden's and compares the values and attitudes of Harcum students with those of the 2,000 students and the Harcum faculty. Responses are presented and compared for eight categories: (1) business and economics; (2) college and university; (3) institutions and society; (4) personal involvement; (5) politics and government; (6) racial attitudes; (7) reactions to protest; and (8) urban and suburban life, as well as for each of the 95 items. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Harcum Junior Coll., Bryn Mawr, PA.