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ERIC Number: ED077797
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 7
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Purposes, Processes and Consequences of Three Spaced 1-Unit Seminars on the Nature and Meaning of Values.
Troyer, Maurice E.; And Others
This paper reports a direct approach to the study of values in three one-unit required courses conducted with first term freshmen, third term sophomores and second term seniors at the International Christian University in Japan. Objectives of the study were to provide opportunities for students to: 1) identify the substance, range and focus of their value pattern; 2) examine their values against prevailing and emerging politico-economic, religious-ethnical and secular ideologies; and 3) clarify, test and reshape their value patterns through group discussion and individual analyses. Three inventories were used: Thirteen Secular Ways of Living; Six Politico-Economic Ways of Living; and Nine Religious-Ethical Ways. Each "Way" was a value pattern (a group of related beliefs with a focus) which was rated on a seven point scale and then ranked within each inventory from closest to and farthest from the student's stance. Data from the three classes are longitudinal to the extent that freshmen data include responses of sophomores. But this report is limited to changes in intercorrelation between value patterns from freshmen to senior years on the inventories. Findings show that there were 21 significant intercorrelations between the 28 ways for first term freshmen, 49 for third term sophomores and 66 for second term seniors. (Author/SJM)
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