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ERIC Number: ED064652
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
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Personality Structure of High School Students and Environmental Characteristics of Public Secondary Schools.
Bishop, Lloyd K.; Lynn, Georgianna A.
This investigation was an attempt to describe the psychological environment among and within select public high schools from the point of view of students, considering variables such as community context, student socioeconomic background, and academic program placement. In this study, 462 eleventh grade high school students from thirteen high schools in the New York City metropolitan area responded to the Stern Activities Index (AI) and the High School Characteristics Index (HSCI). The primary hypothesis stated there would be a significant relationship between student socioeconomic background characteristics and student personality structure as measured by the AI. To test this hypothesis, the mean score on the AI for factors and areas for three groups of students, classified by sex and socioeconomic background characteristics, were subjected to Person Product Moment Correlation. The AI and HSCI provided descriptive and evaluative information concerning the relationship of properties of educational systems to personality structures, academic placement, and socioeconomic background. (Author/BW)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Regional Research Program.
Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY. School of Education.