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ERIC Number: ED059228
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
Pages: 24
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Abstract: A Comparative Analysis of Parent-Child Attitudes Toward the Fine Arts.
Pauler, Donna
The purpose of this study was to correlate parent-child attitudes toward the fine arts. A respondent group was selected from University faculty families to complete a questionnaire based upon the Eisner Art Attitude Inventory. Five hypotheses were tested: (1) A significant positive correlation exists between parents and their children's attitudes toward the fine arts; (2) The older children's attitudes will have a lower correlation with their parents' attitudes than the younger children; The parents in the physical science category are more conservative in their art attitudes than those in the social sciences; (4) Mothers' and daughters' attitudes will be more liberal than those of fathers and sons; and (5) Children's attitudes will be more liberal than those of their parents. The following areas were included in the questionnaire: satisfaction and voluntary activity in art, self estimate of ability in art, and attitude toward art and artists. The t test was used to determine significance of correlations. Findings include: (1) Parents and children correlated insignificantly at all levels; (2) The age level of children does not significantly affect correlations; (3) More liberal art attitudes exist among professors and their families in the social sciences; (4) Mothers and daughters had more favorable art attitudes than fathers and sons; and (5) Parents in the social sciences had more favorable attitudes than their children, but children in the physical sciences had more favorable attitudes than their parents. (CK)
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