ERIC Number: ED058600
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep-7
Reference Count: 0
Persons and Settings: A Comparative Analysis of the Quality and Range of Social Interaction in Two Suburban High Schools.
Newman, Philip R.
This study has attempted to assess the social environments at 2 suburban high schools, to highlight differences between the schools and to link these differences to varying patterns of student socialization. The premise here is that the social settings which an individual confronts on a day-to-day basis serve as an important determinant of the patterns of his psychological growth and development, adaptation or maladaptation. Results include: (1) a greater amount of interaction and in more settings between students and school adults at one school; (2) no difference in the amount of interaction between students and other students at the 2 schools; (3) students at the same one school perceived more personal interest from school adults than did students at the other school; (4) this school encouraged more active student involvement; norms were perceived as being clearer and consequences for norm violation as harsher, here; (5) students, here, indicated a greater preference for work-related activities; and (6) students at the other school indicated a greater preference for the company of their peers than students at the one school. (TA)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Inst. for Social Research.
Note: Paper presented as American Psychological Association Annual Convention (79th, Washington, D. C., September 3-7, 1971)