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ERIC Number: ED056040
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 85
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Changes in the Ethnocentrism of a Select Group of College Students as a Function of Bibliotherapy.
Alsbrook, Eleanor Young
The purpose of this study is to investigate bibliotherapy relative to changes in the ethnocentrism of four groups of adult, white college students at the University of Louisville. The study seeks to establish the extent of prejudice exhibited by the selected subjects, and with the use of bibliotherapeutic techniques as an input to the selected subjects, the study seeks to determine changes in ethnocentrism. Two groups read and discussed additional material; one group read but did not discuss the materials; and a control group read no additional material. Data were obtained from Personal Data Sheets and the results of the Adorno Ethnocentrism (E) Scale. Attitude change was a difference score determined by subtracting the post treatment score from the initial score on the Adorno E Scale. The major findings are that significant reduction in ethnocentrism was produced in both the Reading-Discussion and Reading-Only groups, and that their post-treatment attitude gains had been retained when tested one month later. The control group showed little change in all three tests. (Author/DB)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign