ERIC Number: ED063850
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Perceptions of Philosophies of Significant Others and Their Correlations with Institutional Functioning and Institutional Response to Student Demand for Change.
Richard, Harold G.
It has been determined by previous studies that student uprisings and demands could not be successful if the college faculty were not in support of the cause. The present study was conducted to verify certain expectations of the author concerning student-faculty relationships and attitudes. In particular, it was expected that faculty and student perceptions of the attitudes and orientations of others would be correlated with their perceptions of institutional functioning and of institutional response to student pressures for change. Specifically, the author expected to find that student and faculty perceptions of institutional functioning and of institutional response to student demands for change would be correlated with: (1) their perceptions of the numerical strength of various faculty and student types within the institutions under study; (2) student faculty nonprofessional statuses such as politics, sex, and religion; and (3) the faculty and student major field of study. The conclusions reached in this paper are tentative since analyses of the study data are still continuing. (HS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.
Note: Paper presented at the 1972 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, April 3-7, 1972