ERIC Number: ED069815
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
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Perceptions Regarding Neighborhood and Metropolitan Resources of High School Students in Differing Parts of a Metropolitan Area.
Levine, Daniel U.; And Others
The purpose of this paper is to report data obtained with a questionnaire dealing with the neighborhood- and community-related perceptions of Greater Kansas City Area high school students in many different parts of that metropolitan area. The questionnaire elicits opinions on several discrete though related themes, and was pilot tested and first used in the present study. The results of the study support the conclusion that metropolitan location should be treated as an important independent variable in future research. Youth in or near the inner city appear to be more negative about their neighborhoods than are youth elsewhere in the metropolitan area. Consistent indications were found throughout the study that students in one of the two upper middle class schools in the sample were less satisfied with and less well integrated into their neighborhood and its institutions than were respondents in other communities. Fragmentary evidence was found indicating that youth in middle class neighborhoods may perceive their neighborhoods to be less stimulating than do youth elsewhere in the metropolitan area. An impressive percentage of students reported that they felt they could turn in time of emergency to sources of help available "nearby" in their neighborhoods. (Author/JM)
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Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Kansas City. Center for the Study of Metropolitan Problems in Education.
Identifiers - Location: Missouri