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ERIC Number: ED072385
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 22
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Measurement of the Construct of Attitude Toward Student Activism.
Gold, Joel A.; And Others
The study measures individual differences in attitude toward student activism on an 18-item Likert type scale. A validity comparison of a known extreme group with a sample from the general student population yielded a significant difference between the means of the groups. Construct validity was evaluated by first testing the differences between pro- and anti-activists on the Rokeach values scales and then examining the relationships between self value rankings of pro- and anti-activists and their perceptions of the rankings of student activists. Significant differences between the groups on self rankings were evidenced on a number of values known to differentiate activists from non-activists. Correlational data supported predictions that pro-activists would show positive relationships between their own values and those they perceived activists holding. Anti-activists showed zero correlations between self and perceived value rankings which may have been due to lack of an extreme-activist group from the college population. The author suggests that securing such a group might lead to even larger differences between ranking as well as to strong negative correlations. References and tables are included. (Author/SES)
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Note: Abbreviated versions of this paper was presented at the meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, April, 1972