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ERIC Number: ED066235
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
Pages: 7
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Religion and Attitudes Toward Education In A Rural Colorado Community.
Gillings, James L.; And Others
A study of the relationships between some religious factors and attitudes toward education in a rural community in northern Colorado is reported in this paper. The sample of 105 persons interviewed was drawn from a household population of 556. The data was gathered by means of an interview schedule which included various demographic data, open end questions, 2 inventories, and 7 attitude scales. In the analysis of the data, authoritarianism and religious orthodoxy were found to be significant predictors of attitudes toward education, but these factors were found to have a negative relationship to education. Conclusions drawn from the analysis indicate (1) that either the area being studied is in a change cycle or that the area does not fit the regional patterns of education being of high status among the religious biased people, and (2) that the high negative relationship between religion-authoritarian factors and education was possibly owing to the current, at least felt, radicalization of the university campuses. (PS)
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Note: Paper presented at the Rural Sociological Society meeting, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, August 1972