ERIC Number: ED053032
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Sep
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Measures of Political Attitudes.
Robinson, John P.; And Others
This handbook is a compilation and evaluation of 95 attitude scales for survey research. An introductory chapter outlines the fifteen chapters, discusses the background and rationale of the project, and details the major criteria for scale construction used to evaluate the scales reviewed in the volume. Chapter 2 contains a historical summary of public opinion on various domestic and international oriented political issues. Chapters 3 through 12 review and reproduce attitude scales dealing with: liberalism-conservatism, democratic principles, domestic government policies, racial and ethnic attitudes, international affairs, hostility-related national attitudes, community based political attitudes, political information and participation, and attitudes toward the political process. Chapter 13 contains individual questions from the Survey Research Center's election studies. The tables of contents of two appendices are reproduced in Chapter 13 and 14: Measures of Occupational Attitudes and Occupational Characteristics, and Measures of Social Psychological Attitudes, SO 001 167. Chapter 15 reviews and reproduces the tables of contents of three related publications. (Author/DJB)
Descriptors: Behavior Rating Scales, Behavioral Science Research, Democratic Values, Hostility, Literature Reviews, Measurement Instruments, Political Attitudes, Political Issues, Public Opinion, Public Policy, Questionnaires, Racial Attitudes, Reference Materials, Research Tools, Social Sciences, Sociometric Techniques, Surveys
Publications Division, Institute for Social Research, The University of Michigan, P.O. Box 1248, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 (Paperback, $6.00)
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Sponsor: Public Health Service (DHEW), Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Inst. for Social Research.